Make time every day, even if it's only for a few minutes, to do something for yourself. Whether it's meditation, creating something, or taking a bath. Make this "alone" time a priority so you may check in with yourself and listen into the hum of your spirit. This is the first step towards honoring and respecting yourself.
Self-care is important no matter what stage of life you're in. It doesn't matter how big or small your role as a caregiver is; you still need care. Care about yourself by taking time out for yourself each day. Put yourself first by doing things that make you feel good physically and mentally.
Start now. Don't wait until someday when you have time. You should never be too busy to take care of yourself. Set aside some time daily, whether it's for five minutes or fifty minutes, and do something for yourself. This will help you grow closer to yourself and give you confidence when helping others.
You can, for example, console yourself with kind words and gestures (putting your hand on your heart like you would embrace a friend). You can relax by taking a sleep or practicing breathing meditation. Recognizing your problem might provide you with validation (I know things are really hard right now.)
Being kind to yourself also means not doing harm to your body or mind. You should eat healthy foods and avoid toxic substances. You should get enough rest and stay away from stressors.
Finally, remember that you are worth being kind to. Don't let others' opinions of you dictate how you feel about yourself. You are amazing just the way you are!
8 Ways to Treat Yourself Well
Here are some simple methods to show yourself more respect:
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