Helloooooo it’s Patti here and I went live on Facebook the other day to ask a question. I love to ask questions.
I asked my Facebook friends which is more comfortable for you? Doing something to take care of yourself or doing something to take care of someone else?
Now I’m asking you. I’m curious what your answer is.
Most people answered that they would prefer to take care of someone else.
Why is that?
I think it is simple….it think it is because somewhere in our life we were given the message that taking care of our self is selfish and wrong.
Wow….now I think that message is so wrong.
Because taking time to take care of our self is important to our survival and to the survival of those we love and want to serve.
Think about the message we get from flight attendants regarding the use of oxygen masks. They say put your mask on first. Why? Because if we don’t take care of our self with oxygen we quickly run out of it, pass out and die.
Well I think the same goes for taking care of ourselves. Our bodies need movement, sleep, nutrition and a whole raft of things that requires us to take time to take care of ourselves.
We instinctively know how to care for others. What if we were to tap into those innate skills and orient those skills toward taking care of ourselves?
Would it then help us to take better care of those we love?
Hmmmm…..food for thought!
Please reply and let me know what you think.
If you are looking for a way to start to focus on your self-care, you might want to click here for a simple selfcare tool. It is complete with a recipe.
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That’s it for today….