The Importance of Self Care

We lead busy lives with families to look after, clients to care for, customers to make happy, hours to work, friendships to maintain and the expectation we can do it all.  Women, in general, tend to instinctively put themselves last when it comes to the list of priorities. We make sure that everyone is cared for first and we make do with what’s left. It’s a tough habit to break but I would like to share with you the importance of self care and how caring for yourself first, will allow you to give more to others.  This quote “You can’t pour from an empty cup. Take care of yourself first.” really hits the nail on the head when it comes to explaining self care. We cannot give to others if we have nothing left within ourselves to give.  Personally, I have been there. Exhausted. In pain. Stressed. Emotional. Sick. And so many responsibilities to keep up with. I was so focused on making sure everyone else was happy and looked after that I didn’t make time for myself. I was at the point of burning out. When a Massage Therapist can no longer treat clients, they are referred to as burnt out. I had only returned from a long break from massage the year before as it’s what my body needed and I was determined not to let it happen again.  I realised that I needed to make sure I started to practice what I preached and I have really started to preach the importance of self care to prevent others from experiencing this feeling. I was feeling so horrible that I didn’t enjoy my wedding as much as I should have. I wasn’t spending quality time with friends, family or my son. I felt guilty spending money or time on myself as I felt my family needed it more.  Self Care doesn’t mean you have to spend heaps of money on expensive lotions, potions or treatments. It doesn’t have to involve heaps of time or effort. It means taking time out for yourself to care for your body and more importantly, the mind. This month, I am sharing 30 tips for self care over 30 days. Keep an eye on our Facebook page andour website as I share some simple and even some free things you can do. At the end of the month, I will compile them all into one place for you to refer to at any time you need inspiration.  Evolution Health Services is passionate about creating a world where parent’s lose the guilt surrounding self care and realise that it is important to care for themselves first, to enable them to give to others. We can provide Remedial Massage, Fitness Classes, Personal Training and a Facebook Community that helps you to connect with other parents, just like you.  Contact us today to see how we can help you create a plan to care for yourself.

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