I have a friend who harps on self-care. I honestly don’t think we ever get through an entire conversation without those two words being mentioned at least once. So what is self-care?
Self-care can be defined as….
“…any necessary human regulatory function which is under individual control, deliberate and self-initiated.” wikipedia.com
“care of the self without medical or other professional consultation.” dictionary.com
“care for oneself” merriam-webster.com
But if you ask me, self-care is some good old-fashioned and much needed “me” time.
Define it as you will, it should include some type of mental, physical or spiritual rejuvenation.
Why is it important?
There is a Bible scripture that says, “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.” Matthew 5:13 NIV
Well, the same goes for us as women. If we lose our savor, lose our shine or our glow due to the hustle and bustle and the daily demands of life, what good are we to anyone? We become more susceptible to the tricks of the enemy and can even become more emotional which could cause us to lose direction, focus and purpose. Gary Chapman (author of The Five Love Languages) mentions a love tank; well let’s talk about our self-love tank. Just like a car needs fuel to drive we need fuel to live….effectively, that is. It’s time we stop driving on fumes and take the time to fill up.
Be Bold, Be You, Be Blessed!
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