Welcome back to the Therapy Spot, everyone! Today I want to talk about you being the one person you can always count on. Self care is a necessity – not a luxury.

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When things start to fall apart, it’s time for Self care

When you fail to notice that you’re exhausted, run down or depleted in some way, things can spiral out of control. You can find yourself doing things you wouldn’t ordinarily do, things that might even shock you when you reflect on them later.

Of course, we all prefer to be at a point where we make better choices, feel confident as we go through our daily life, but sometimes we fail to notice that something is wrong – or headed that way. You’re working long, long hours. You’re not sleeping enough, perhaps drinking too much, living off junk food. All the things that point to us having lost touch with our core self.

That’s when you know you need to prioritize your self care.

It’s okay to prioritize you

Self Care is showing up in your life, taking care of yourself, finding ways to prioritize you.

In this week’s podcast I encourage you to show up in your own life by outlining an approach I see truly works. If you work through it, I’m sure that you will find that this helps you.

Self care is so important. Take time to notice how you’re doing, checking in with yourself.

If you feel something is wrong, that you’re feeling extreme in some manner such as depressed, anxious, tired, bad-tempered, etc. take inventory of yourself. Ask yourself:

  • How am I sleeping?
  • What stress is in my life right now?
  • Am I taking the down time to compensate for the increased activity or stress happening?

As you find things are not as you wish, make the decision to change things.

  • Try eating at scheduled times
  • Sleep 8 hours
  • Make sure you take time to do some physical exercise, meditate or reflect with iRest Yoga Nidra
  • Participating in age appropriate social interaction and so on.

I hope you enjoy this week’s podcast!

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(293/365) Mary Poppins goes to the Beach, Face-Down edition *Explored*” by Flickr user Britt-knee is licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0.