How’s Your Self-Care?

March 16, 2017

in the generous life

When I talk to struggling gals, one of the first questions I ask is, “How’s your self-care?”

This usually results in tears and/or a litany about the busyness of life.

How's Your Self-Care? ♥ Make time for those things that refresh you.

 

And, I guess that’s the point. If we are not careful we fill our days and don’t make time to take care of our ourselves. We get tired and frazzled. We’re not at our best and life slides into exhaustion and chaos.

The answer?

Slow down. Think it through. Make a list of all the must-do’s (put self-care on the list) and begin to say no to everything else for awhile. With a little trial and error, find a good balance between work, play and rest. You really don’t have to do it all. 

Make time for those things that refresh you, that feed your soul.

Self-care is not selfish. You cannot serve from an empty vessel.  Eleanor Brownn

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Prayer Prompt  Ask God to help you make time for yourself.

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K. Scott March 16, 2017 at 2:33 am

I have learned to self care better and my husband has advocated for it for me, especially when the children start infringing on it. Sometimes, just 10 to 20 minutes of self care can be so renewing and strengthening.
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