Women tend to take care of everyone-----friends, boyfriends, husbands, kids, parents, grandparents, and other family members, co-workers, and you name it, anyone else who needs a helping hand or a shoulder to cry on.
How many women stop frequently to take care of themselves?
A lot has been written about self-care in the past few years.
The advice can be life-changing.
The best expression about self-care is this:
"If you are not good for yourself, you cannot be good for anyone else."
It is not selfish to be kind and loving to one's self. It's therapeutic and beneficial to you as well as to everyone else with whom you come in contact.
A recent self-care solo outing was to Marshall's with a $25 gift card in hand---a wonderful Christmas present.
To stretch the amount of the gift certificate, I hit the clearance section first.
A teapot was on a "want" list.
An aluminum one just happened to be there but its whistle-making part was broken, tucked inside the pot.
However, it was half-price and quite nice-looking.
It came home to me, hubs fixed the broken part "lickety split," and the teapot now sits on the stove, waiting to boil water for coffee or tea.
A heart-covered mug with a sweet saying along its inside rim also called my name.
It would be so nice to sip morning coffee from that mug was the thought that went through my mind.
The mug made the cut and was added to the basket.
Also purchased, for a whopping 99 cents, was a Marshall's bag with a great saying on each side. Love it.
What a great self-care excursion it turned out to be.
While self-care certainly does not have to involve money or shopping, when it does, it's fun.
DO YOU FAITHFULLY PRACTICE FREQUENT SELF-CARE?