WHY IS SELFCARE SO IMPORTANT? WHY DOES EVERYONE SPEAK ABOUT SELFCOMPASSION AND BEING MINDFUL WITH YOURSELF THESE DAYS? DOESN`T THIS TURN US INTO EGOCENTRIC PEOPLE WHO BECOME MORE AND MORE SELF CENTERED AND LESS AND LESS CONNECTED TO OTHERS AND THE WORLD AROUND US?
Well, if I look back about ... 15 (outch...) years from now remembering my mid-20ies I did not know much about selfcompassion and selfcare. Yes, I knew how to book a manicure, to go shopping or watch an episode of "Sex and the city" to make myself feel better when I was feeling depressed or just not well. But I was far away from knowing what this SELF of mine REALLY needed to not just cover the sadness, emptiness or loneliness with nailpolish or some new jeans. This NOT-knowledge I could apply to my relationship-self, my work-self, my friendship-self, all my different selfs I had to deal with. And looking back I would say that the biggest accomplishment I made during these last 15 years is to get to know these different selfs better and how to take care of them in a kind, mindful and also brave way which helped me to improve all theses different areas in my life 100%: I have better relationships because I know how to care about myself, I get up with joy everyday for a job I love because I learned how to listen to mySELF and I surround myself with people who I don`t feel exhausted with after having met them but inspired and full of energy. So, yes, I would say: working on your capacity for selfcare and selfcompassion is definately worth it!
TRY IT YOURSELF AND DOWNLOAD MY LITTLE BOOKLET WITH SOME IDEAS HOW TO PRACTICE SELFCOMPASSION!