Self Care May Not Be What You Think

Recently I’ve made the statement to more than one group of friends that “my self care is work.”

And I mean that most sincerely. I just figured this out.

Isn’t the purpose of self care to take some time to put your own needs ahead of the endless demands of the world around you? To make the conscious decision to invest in your own well-being?

I have a long history of never working in my own best interests. I work on others’ behalf. And now that I’m a mom, I have often felt guilty choosing my own interests over theirs. But when I put all I have into what helps me grow as an artist or even as a person, don’t they benefit as well? I know my marriage has been positively transformed by my willingness to be a little more selfish. When you try to put everything you are into someone else, you can create a dependency and even a set of expectations that are fundamentally unhealthy.

How do you invest in your own well-being?

1 Comment

  1. Janet Pierce
    Jan 14, 2020

    When you try to put everything you are into someone else, then do You even exist?

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