Self Care is NOT an Escape

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?  Please go out and add some extra time for you today! You deserve it.

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