Self-care was a concept I wasn’t familiar with. In fact, if you had mentioned it to me 3 years ago, I wouldn’t have listened very well. Now, I understand the need and how valuable it is. The concept is, make sure that you are solid. The better you are, the more you have to give. I really thought that constantly giving past my breaking point was showing how un-selfish I was. Instead, I burned out and had much less to give the people I care most about. And, I felt a bit resentful that I spent all my energy attempting to make other people feel good and it wasn’t happening for me (yeah, I know, a little lack of personal responsibility there, but I’m a work in progress). You aren’t being selfish by making sure you are all good, you are being healthy. Here are two quick lists of free and non-free self-care ideas to get you going.
Hope that helps you get started! Leave any ideas or how they work for you down in the comments below.