It is well known that stress is a primary force in the development of ill health. Most people are well aware of the signs of stress even if they are reluctant to do anything about them.
Developing healthy stress management and self care techniques is a primary way to reduce stress and bring peace, healing and expansive feelings of well-being into our lives. However, if you do this with the attitude that it is one more task to be done it can feel like a burden…but one that can be given up!
One of the things I have found as I faced my attitude toward making time for self care and stress management was that my attitude needed adjustment first!
A New Self Care Attitude Includes A…
Healthy sense of self worth
Deep inner commitment to one’s well being
Recognition of link between optimal health and happiness
… and makes the time spent a joy and increases your benefit immeasurably.
Finding time to care for oneself is so often seen as less important than caring for others, especially when their need is so great and crucially important. Our culture generally does not value self care or encourage it to be at the top of the list of “things to do for success.” However, when you live in this modern world, especially if you are a care-giver, to neglect this aspect is to sign up for trouble physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.
What is ONE thing you can do today to begin to take better care of YOU?
The world will thank you! 🙂