"In case of depressurization of the cabin, oxygen masks will drop. So put your oxygen mask on before helping others."
This is the perfect metaphor for well-being. We can't be of service to others when we are depleted. Yet all too often we are made to feel guilty when we engage in self-care.
Self-Care is Not Just a Buzz Word
Self-care has become a cliché, but it is vitally important to your well-being. If you don't take care of yourself and are running on empty, you can't be of service to those you love.
Women have long been made to feel guilty about taking care of themselves or putting themselves first.
You must learn to take care of yourself.
Why is Self-care important?
Clinical research has shown that self-care reduces or may even eliminate anxiety and depression, it improves concentration, minimizes frustration and anger, increases happiness, and improves energy. There have also been links to the reduction of physical ailments, such as lower rates of heart disease, stroke, and cancer.
Self-care looks different for everyone, it is highly personalized. Together, we will determine what your self-care practice might look like, based on your schedule, interests, life circumstances.