I’m grateful for my perspectives that encourage self-care. I know that living life as my healthiest self takes work. Just like it takes work to live as the sickest version of myself. Self-care is an act of love to myself. When I’m taking care of myself, I am a better partner, friend, daughter, mother, sister, and community member. I’ve learned how important it is to give myself the love that I deserve. I don’t expect others to give what I don’t give to myself. Self-care helps me set healthy boundaries with others. My perspectives on self-care are a great reminder that self-care makes me a better human. I’m not as irritable, reactive, worried, or stressed. The people in my life get the best of me and my healthy mindset keeps me stay aligned with love, abundance, and peace for longer time periods. I can feel it when I stop doing what works. I’m so grateful to be able to to know what does work to get me out of any darkness. I just have to choose to take care of myself. Self-care helps me to get out of my own way.
Today, I commit to looking at my perspectives that encourage self-care. Self-care takes commitment. If we want to operate from our healthiest place for the people in our lives, we have to do the work to hold ourselves responsible and accountable for what is going on inside of us. My self-care means I’m going to be more loving, patient, compassionate, kind, empathetic, happy, connected, etc. Self-care is my path to aligning with the energy of of love, abundance, and peace. Like I talked about last week, we have to know love and peace from the inside in order to recognize it in the world around us. We have to live gratitude to know abundance. How much time are we going to give ourselves to ground and center ourselves?
Self-care is not selfish or self-seeking. Self-care is a way that we can be responsible and accountable for the energy we are putting out in the world. If we are not paying attention to that, we can get sucked into the abyss of fear, lack, and separation. That is what is self-seeking. When we are lost in our own abyss, we do more damage to the people around us. We start unconsciously spreading fear, lack, and separation. We become prime targets to believe in conspiracy theories and engage in cult activities. We can only succumb to these things if we aren’t conscious of where we attach to the energies of fear, lack, and separation.
Self-care is about committing to aligning with the energy we want to see more of in the world. We have to live it inside us first before we can amplify this energy around us. These are just some of my perspectives that encourage my self-care. These are the things I tell myself so that I MAKE time! As many of you know, I love writing letters from a better me. These are my commitments to myself. The video below is one of my letters of commitment. You can see the written version if you click on the word here. My book is filled with many of the letters that I used to nurse myself back to a healthy mindsets.
If you want some more encouragement to Give Yourself the Love You Deserve (click link).
With Love, Abundance, and Peace,
©Rachael Wolff 2021
Author of Letters from a Better Me: How Becoming an Empowered Woman Transforms the World (Click title for more information, formats, and purchasing)