Self Care is NOT an Escape

*Updated 2/28/2022*

I saw a meme the other day that has been bothering me ever since I saw it.  It said something about “build a life you don’t need to regularly escape from.”  The over all thought of the meme wasn’t exactly wrong, however, the words used bothered me greatly.

The idea is that self care should be something that is part of your life.  Yes, we should build in regular, daily self care.  Every single day we should have a routine that includes self care.  That message is great but self care should not ever be compared to an escape.

Life gets crazy, busy, hectic and stressful.  No matter how good your self care plan is, no matter how great your life is, things can come up and everyone needs to remember that it is perfectly okay and healthy to take additional time for yourself.

Self care should never be thought of as an escape, selfish, or anything else remotely negative.  Self care should be the top priority for everyone because if you don’t take care of yourself, how can you take care of anyone or anything else? 

Self care does not have to be expensive, take a lot of time, or  your life inconvenience your life in any way. You can start small. Maybe you pull into your driveway and sit listening to music for a few extra minutes before entering the house. Perhaps you shut off your phone an hour before bed. Little steps like this can lead to bigger things.

I always think of selfcare in levels. There are the every day things, the weekly or monthly things, and then the once in a while things.  When you start having a dedicated routine for the daily things, you don’t feel the guilt or worry over the once in a while things. 

Hypnosis is a great way to help you make your daily self care a routine. If you are unsure where to start, your hypnotherapist can help you come up with self care that makes sense to you. 

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Becka believes that true health comes from mind, spirit, and body health. She enjoys learning and developing her own life as she helps others. Becka utilizes hypnosis in a number of ways to help her clients the very best way possible.