The importance of self care.

Lately I’ve been feeling completely out of sorts. I’ve been feeling sad, exhausted and just plain worn out.

I’m not the only one to notice either. My kids have asked me this past week if I’m okay. They’ve asked why I’m so sleepy as well.

The answer is simple really but, most people don’t take the time to reflect and think about what has made them so run down. One of the major factors is lack of time for yourself i.e., lack of self care.

People tend to get distracted and busy with the usual day to day whether it be work, a houseful of screaming kids, social obligations or really anything that takes you away from yourself on a daily basis.

Not caring for yourself also affects people that care about you and depend on you as my children painfully reminded me.

If you or someone close to you notices that you’re not acting yourself take time to stop and assess the situation.

  • Am I eating well?
  • Have I taken my medications?
  • Am I drinking enough?
  • Am I sleeping enough? Too much?

Be sure to stop and take time for yourself and remember after the above the definition of self care can be anything you need it to be.

  • Take 15 minutes to yourself.
  • Soak in a nice bath.
  • Listen to a podcast that you like.
  • Take time to read a book or watch a movie.

Anything that makes you feel more.. well.. you.

[Be sure if you’re feelings surpass being rundown and you feel depressed or anxious to seek help from a professional. Self care is important but is not a cure-all or substitute for medical care.]