Each one of us knows exactly what we need to do to nourish ourselves – but very often we sacrifice our own happiness and fulfilment to look after those we love. By neglecting our own needs we deplete our internal resources, and in turn, are less effective in caring for others.
The reality is that self-trust, self-responsibility and self-love (self-acceptance) are the foundations upon which our wellbeing flourishes. Take care of these, and everything else falls into place.
Is it selfish to want to be happier yourself? I don’t believe so. Have you noticed how happy people have happy habits that work for them? Doesn’t it make sense, therefore, to create some happy habits of our own, to keep our own level of happiness topped up?
So how can we do this? Here are a few suggestions, but I know you have your own ideas – and I encourage you to put them into practice:
- Get enough sleep
- Get some exercise
- Have a soak in a luxurious bubble bath
- Listen to some music
- Go for a walk in nature
- Meet a friend for a cuppa
Share below what you are doing today to nurture yourself and what impact it has on you and those around you.