First and foremost, it is never too late for self care.
Self care is a term that gets bounced around in the pop lexicon that essentially refers to any activity one does to maintain wellbeing and prevent disease.
Perhaps you've even made deliberate attempts to prioritize self care through fitness, hobbies or meditation.
The trouble is it's real easy to get caught up in our daily lives. The more we do, the more we feel like we need to do. It is like getting sucked into some kind of vortex. But this is no new age hippy energy center of healing and self-discovery. This is a blinding, whirling mass filled with laundry, paperwork, taxes, children, email, jobs, and tasks waiting to be done.
Many of us keep "to-do" lists. These lists might be in our minds, on our mobile devices, written on our hands, or scrawled onto a bar napkin.
Whatever the case, too often self care is shuffled to the very bottom of the list.
We convince ourselves that the other tasks take priority. However when we reprioritize our list, putting our self care needs in their proper place, something magical happens. The other items on the list become more manageable, tackled from a place of renewal rather than one of depletion.
When we take good care of ourselves, we are better able to take good care of the others, and those smaller tasks that overwhelmed us no longer dominate our lives.
If you are struggling with your self care, try these simple tasks to take control: read a book, take a walk in nature, call a friend, put down your mobile phone or laptop for one hour, get a hair cut, or draw a picture.
By: Ward Willis // Kenzai Trainer
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