Self-care is essential to a healthy body and mind. Period. There is no if’s, and’s or but’s to that statement. It’s essential.
I think we’ve all been there - we’ve worked ourselves to exhaustion, we’ve gotten lost in caring for everyone around us and completely forgotten how to care for ourselves.
Or maybe you are doing a GREAT job at your self care but suddenly have a sneaky little guilty feeling creep in about your self-care.
Or you are rolling along, doing a great job of self-care, and someone makes a comment that just sends you spiraling into feelings of doubt and guilt about your self-care priorities.
You have permission to care for yourself.
You have permission to take time for you.
You have permission to create a space that nurtures you.
You have permission to purchase quality supplies to support your self-care.
You have permission to take some alone time, to rest and to recharge.
Taking care of ourselves is truly essential - in fact, it is your responsibility to care for yourself.
What happens if you stop caring for yourself? You become unhealthy, your body deteriorates, your emotional self degrades. This is not as simple as a cute meme - this is serious stuff.
We MUST take time to rest, eat well, and especially care for our skin - which is important to our overall health.
I am going to ask you to take one of the most important steps in getting started with self-care - to commit to yourself.
This step requires that you acknowledge and own the fact that you (yes YOU) have something special to offer the world.
I know you may be thinking “oh no, not me, I”m not special”. NOT TRUE. You are unique and special. By committing to your self-care you are harnessing and standing in the power of self-care, and sharing the resulting glow with the world.
You are special and you CAN glow brightly.
Above, I gave you permission for self-care. That’s a start, but it’s not enough. I want your commitment that you are going to give your all to self-care.
I am asking you to sign a little contract with yourself.
Click the link below for a Permission Slip you can print out and hang where you can see it every day to reinforce that you have permission for self-care.
Please be sure to print this out and hang it on your refrigerator or bathroom mirror. Read it out loud to yourself every day.
I want you to COMMIT to YOU - to become the most beautifully glowing version of yourself through thoughtful self-care.
Click the link below to get a printable version of the Permission Slip.
Let’s read through this together:
I, (now INSERT YOUR NAME HERE - go ahead and write it down), hereby commit to going all in with my self-care. I vow to leave all my excuses on this page. I commit to completing a self-care action every single day, even when I don’t feel like it.
I commit to a better me, a better life, and a brighter Glow.
Now sign your name at the bottom.
I know, making a commitment can be a little scary when you see it in writing. Don’t be overwhelmed.
Acts of self-care can be simple, small daily acts. There isn’t a huge list of steps to complete. Just one self-care action every day will get you there!
Christine Untiedt, Founder, Brown Barn Botanicals
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