Self Care Is Not Selfish
One of the biggest misconceptions is that taking care of yourself and making time to relax is selfish. But this couldn't be further from the truth!
Relaxation is one of the BEST things you can do for yourself.
If you don't make the time for yourself, you cannot truly give to others - your kids, friends, family or your work.
Filling your cup first is essential to your well-being!
Taking care of yourself is NOT selfish - it's self-CARE.
In the go-go-go rat race of getting all the things you need to get done, stopping throughout the day to check in with yourself to see what you need is vital so you can continue being who you want to be for others.
Relaxation IS productive!
It's productive because it allows your nervous system to "turn off" which can decrease pain, decrease bladder urgency, relieve headaches, improve digestion and decrease anxiety.
Productive self-care can look like:
All of these things can allow you to release what what no longer serves you, and bring in what you need so you can stay clear, centered and whole in your life.
So the next time you're feeling overwhelmed by life, stop and see what you need.
Do you need to reach out for a session with Dr. Nikki?
Do you need to put your phone on Do Not Disturb for 10 minutes so you can have time to simply be with life?
Do you need to lie down and do some mindful breathing?
Start practicing with different things to find what serves you, because at the end of the day, only you can truly take care of yourself and allow yourself to be taken care of.
You are important, and your well-being is crucial to your happiness.
And when you start taking are of yourself, you'll be better able to show up for others.
With all my love,