“I have come to believe that caring for myself is not self –indulgent. Caring for myself is an act of survival.”
Audre Lorde, American writer, radical feminist, womanist, lesbian, and civil rights activist.
The importance of establishing a self-care routine that meets your mental, physical, emotional and psychological needs is paramount to your own well-being and those that you love. Your body and mind respond well to having their needs met and soon recognise the rewards of a healthy self-care habit. After a period the body craves what the body gets. For example, if your body is regularly exercised it will begin to automatically expect this and feels deprived if it doesn’t get it. It is the same with the mind, if you start a regular meditation practice and then abandon it, your mind will miss the windows of peace that the practice brings to your life. Read more