Life can be a constant, daily struggle with the juggle - expectations to perform, to be all to everyone, or busyness of multiple demands. As (over)committed, responsible, always-on-the-run individuals, we can lose sight of ourselves, our needs, and our desires. Self-care should not be viewed as selfish or over-indulgent. Instead, unapologetic self-care should be seen as essential...to refill our cups, so we can give others our best and not just the leftovers!
When you think of self-care, what comes to mind? Long baths, spa days, and cocktails with girlfriends, exercise, eating healthy, sleeping more, meditating,...? Or is it simply stealing moments to refill, relax, and to just be?
Should we not integrate these into our everyday lives? Can they be incorporated in what we view as normal daily tasks, but with purposeful focus? Or is it a specific time we incorporate into our routine to focus on our holistic self?
I am of the mind that society (including this posting's message) should not define what you or I value within our self-care time. It should be unapologetically unique to you (and me)...intentional attention to caring for your mind, body, spirit, soul, and social being, even if that means you sitting, staring outside at the snow falling (or rain) and not really thinking of anything but silence.
May you consider taking some time for unapologetic self-care 💖
Cindy Fehr RN(NP)
Cindy is an experienced RN(NP) residing in Southern Manitoba, Canada, with a passion to support her patients looking and feeling their best at every age. This blog is to support patients in gaining knowledge about skincare, medical aesthetics procedures, and health & wellness practices. It is her goal to share the knowledge she gains from continuous reading of research, and regular continuing professional development sessions. Pursuit of personal and professional growth is paramount to Cindy and she loves to share this learning with her patients.