I was thinking on self-care and how it can mean different things to different people. It’s much like the way we live, think, and so on. People’s perspectives and points of view are their own right? Right, and that is something we can agree or disagree with and still be respectful of the right to have different views. When me and my dad talk, he will sometimes talk about different things on the news and I’ll say, no daddy I haven’t seen or heard about it. His response is often “Sharon, you need to watch the news so you can know what’s going on.” In some regards he’s right, but not doing so is a form of self-care for me. I don’t watch the news or listen to it because it causes my spirit to be very heavy and it’s hard for me to shake it off sometimes. I’m not like everyone else and I’m okay with that. Things affect me differently and the more I recognize the things that disturb my peace and eliminate them, the better off I am. There is so much destruction on the news and it outweighs any good you may hardly ever see, so, I don’t watch it. Besides, you can’t escape it anyway, it’s all over social media and every other arena. I decide what I deem self-care for me and that can be not watching news, loving people from a distance, drinking a glass of wine, mani/pedi’s, massages, or getting regular checkups. Whatever it is you do to promote self-care in your life, just be sure to do it. Healthcare professionals, nurses in particular since I am a RN, need to make sure we do things to release the day-to-day stress we see and are a part of. Make sure you’re taking care of yourself. If you like, comment below some of your self-care tips for letting go, releasing stress, and relaxing. I would love to hear from you.
Until Next Time,