It can be difficult, with all of the things to attend to and people to care for and work to look after, to even think about taking care of oneself. In fact, many people may feel as if they cannot or should not prioritize attention to themselves and instead get everything off that list done, get all those calls made, get all those meals cooked. But the fact of the matter is, if you don’t take care of yourself then you don’t do anyone any good, especially if you end up exhausted or worn out and unable to cook a meal or deal with emotions.
That’s why self care is such a necessary topic but one that many ignore until it’s too late. And self care isn’t just about taking a bubble bath; it’s much more. What is it? This graphic explains it in more detail and gives you some ideas to practice it.