Self-care is such a big buzz word. Everyone has their own interpretation of what it means or how it helps you, and the one common thread is its misconception. These are the top 5 self-care myths – debunked.

Self-care is such a big buzz word. Everyone has their own interpretation of what it means or how it helps you, and the one common thread is its misconception. These are the top 5 self-care myths - debunked.

 

You’ve probably heard me tell the story before, but it’s worth repeating. And pretty funny too.

When I was still working a full-time job and going through my health crisis, I remember coming home from work, helping Stepson with homework, making dinner, cleaning up, running downstairs to draw a bath, jump in, and was like… OK… RELAX… GO!

And then it hit me… WHO does this? This is not self-care and this certainly isn’t relaxing. I knew there had to be a better way.

I thought that self-care meant getting massages and taking baths. That’s it. Boy, was I wrong!

Are you with me here? Are you ready to explore the self-care myths – debunked?

 

Myth #1 – Self Care is Expensive

One of the first things that people think of when they hear “self-care” is getting a massage or joining an expensive yoga studio. And while that’s great, self-care is so much more. And there are a gazillion self-care activities that are free.

Need some ideas? Here are 75 Self Care Activities that are free or minimal cost.

 

Myth #2 – Self Care Requires A Lot Of Time

Let’s keep it real here. How many hours a week are you on social media? Or binge-watch your favorite TV shows? Do you think you can carve out a few minutes a day that’s just for you?

The best part… when you take the time (even just a few minutes!) to recharge your battery, you have more energy to focus on the most important tasks at hand.

 

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Myth #3 – Self Care is Selfish

You know the analogy about the oxygen mask, right? Well, it means something. You need to put on your own mask before you can help anyone else.

If you are completely burned out and on empty, how will you have anything left to give to your loved ones? I know so many women who have “Mom Guilt” when they take time for themselves. But when you take that time to refresh, you become more present to your spouse and kids. You’re not as frazzled and you have that time and space to really connect with them.

 

Myth #4 – Self Care Means Massages and Baths

I mentioned above that I thought that self-care meant either getting a massage or taking a bath. Seriously. What about meditating or praying or taking a walk or listening (and singing and dancing) to your favorite song, writing in your journal or calling a friend?

Need some ideas? Here are 75 Self Care Activities that are free or minimal cost.

 

Myth #5 – Self Care is Optional

You wouldn’t build a house without a sturdy foundation, right? Ok, well, this isn’t architecture, but it’s a great analogy. If you start your day or carve out time every day that is specific to self-care, you are building your own foundation. You may not miss it for a few days, but over time, a daily commitment to self-care helps to keep you grounded.

And if you are more grounded, you have more to give. How beautiful is that?

 

More Great Resources You Will Love

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Self-care is such a big buzz word. Everyone has their own interpretation of what it means or how it helps you, and the one common thread is its misconception. These are the top 5 self-care myths - debunked.

 

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Love, hugs, and being selfishly indulgent.

 

 

 

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