This blog is part of the #365daysofselfcare challenge
Self-care is knowing that you cannot pour from an empty jug. Take care of yourself first, so that you can then give more freely to others.
I have given so much of myself this week and I am exhausted. I absolutely love sharing my story, it feeds my soul in the most wonderful way. To know that I’ve moved or inspired someone, to know that by my sharing someone has learned something new, is the greatest gift in the world.
However, if I do not take the time to replenish my energy, to take care of my own needs, then this can easily move from something that benefits me to something that harms me.
This is why self-care is never selfish. We can only ever give to others if our own cup is already full.
I am off to stay with my partner for a few days, to relax, recharge and to put off saying yes to anything else for at least a week!