Why is it that taking time to care for oneself is so often considered.
To be a selfish act? Probably because this is what we typically imagine.
However, what most of us need is just a moment to pause and take a breath.
Every aspect of our life the physical.
Spiritual, intellectual and social influences our wellbeing. Selfcare is not selfindulgence, and taking time.
To prioritize self care doesn’t require you to completely overhaul every aspect of your life. To improve your physical life, you don’t.
Have to go big or go home.
By purchasing a lifetime gym membership or.
Bringing the gym home with you, or.
Having to clear out any trace of.
Sugar in your house.
That just isn’t a sustainable plan.
Doing so creates a lot of stress.
And pressure to be perfect, followed by.
A truckload of guilt and shame. When perfection is not obtained, you can.
Increase your wellbeing by doing tiny things.
That can help you become your best self.
You can improve your physical well being.
By doing simple things like making a.
Fresh meal that brings back memories and sharing it with friends, or spending uninterrupted time with the people you love.
You don’t have to change careers, relocate.
To a foreign land, or write a book to improve your intellectual well being.
You can simply nurture your favorite hobby.
Or teach someone else something you’ve learned.
In your own studies, and so on. With the spiritual, social and other aspects of our lives you might be feeling. Yeah, that sounds nice, but I just don’t have time. Our responsibilities and obligations at work and.
School, at home, in our Church and community can leave us feeling drained and overwhelmed.
But contrary to popular belief, it is possible to feel refreshed, energetic, secure and healthy even when life is at its busiest. It’s possible when you prioritize selfcare and do your best to stay balanced. And it is okay to prioritize self care.
It doesn’t make you a bad mom if you take a nap, a bad.
Citizen, if you turn down a civic.
Engagement to spend time with family or a bad employee. If you don’t check your email on vacation, caring for yourself can help you increase your capacity to engage in some of the most rewarding parts of life, such as developing talents, honoring friendships and helping others.
Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum.
Of the Twelve Apostles explained, Jesus certainly.
Experienced fatigue, felt the drain on his strength. He gave and gave, but there was.
A cost attached to that, and he.
Felt the effects of so many relying on Him. I have always been amazed that he could sleep through a storm on the.
Sea of Galilee so serious and severe.
That his experienced fisherman disciples thought the.
Ship was going down. How tired is that?
How many sermons can you give and.
Blessings can you administer without being absolutely exhausted?
The caregivers have to have care, Too.
One of the most sustainable ways to.
Have care too is to do simple.
Enjoyable things for yourself.
So go ahead. It’s okay give the physical, intellectual, spiritual, and social aspects of your life the attention they need to improve your wellbeing.
And create lasting joy.