For a change, allow the words of others to encourage and motivate you to practice selfcare. Praciting selfcare is important to your health and even the health of others. If you are not well, you cannot give your best to those around you. Don’t just find time for selfcare, make time for it. Invest in it because it’s investing in the best person you can be.
“Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.” Audre Lorde
“It’s not selfish to love yourself, take care of yourself, and to make your happiness a priority. It’s necessary.” Mandy Hale
“to pause is to win and to rest can actually be part of the victory.” Annie F. Downs, Looking for Lovely: Collecting the Moments that Matter
“I don’t want to live my life in such a hurry that I’m always closing the fridge door with my foot and scribbling out birthday cards in my car at the last minute. I want to make bread, or at least find the time to toast it.” Emily P. Freeman, Simply Tuesday: Small-Moment Living in a Fast-Moving World
“Rest and self-care are so important. When you take time to replenish your spirit, it allows you to serve others from the overflow. You cannot serve from an empty vessel.” Eleanor Brownn
“Stress isn’t only a joy stealer. The way we respond to it can be sin.” Ann Voskamp, One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are
“Finding spiritual whitespace isn’t about carving out an hour of time to escape the things that stress us. It’s the opposite. It’s getting away from everything we do to distract ourselves from all the hidden pieces—in order to nurture our soul. It’s getting away from the lie that spiritual rest is something we have to work hard at in order to get closer to God.” Bonnie Gray, Finding Spiritual Whitespace: Awakening Your Soul to Rest