Last week I wrote a post on Facebook explaining why I had dropped out of my usual posting on social media. It was necessary. It was being true to me and my feelings, something self-care encourages. It was a difficult week of wanting to scream at the injustices in life, face up to their continued existence and understand the duty I have, to stand up & speak up because hate kills..
I’m a bit of a fan of New Amsterdam, the hospital drama on Amazon. There is something captivating about the interactions between staff members, hospital patients and the hierarchy. And I love the diversity of the team, each with their own unique strengths, imperfections and outlooks.
Having recently watched the last episode of series 2, there was an interesting interaction around the topic of self-care.
Are you sick of living half a life?
What happens on the day you wake up and decide you’re sick of living half a life? You’re fed up with constantly running out of energy and losing momentum when going for your goals and quite frankly, you’re just plain tired of feeling worn out, exhausted and dissatisfied with life (possibly because you have been nurturing everyone else’s needs over your own).
Something’s got to give!
What Messages Are Driving Your Mind?
True heath is the combined wellbeing of mind, body & emotions.; they are intrinsically linked and are at the centre of embedding self-care into your life.
We are wired from birth to take in the earliest messages for translation, be they supportive or destructive. If we don’t ever stop to check in on them and question them, what they mean to us, we run the risk of being influenced by the destructive messages as well the supportive ones, distorting our view of self, others and the world around us.
What Are Destructive Messages?
Are you ready to wake up to the importance of self-care?
The time has come to stop sabotaging your wellbeing by not paying attention or giving time to self-care.
How you treat yourself shows others how to treat you… Let me repeat that ‘How you treat yourself shows others how to treat you’.
If you are failing to put yourself on your to do list, if you are wearing yourself out running around doing everything & being everything for everybody else, don’t be surprised when your health fails you and be even less surprised when the people you are running around for begin to ‘expect’ you to do all the things you do for them.