So to start off SELF CARE MONTH I want to welcome everyone to the month of October and the introduction to self care and why it is essential for your life
What is self care and why is it important?
You hear the alarm ringing and you think to yourself “I really deserve this sleep” so you let it ring. This Is not the first time you sleep through it actually its been like this for weeks and this whole “I deserve this sleep” has become a crutch for you to avoid the fact that you are becoming what you have been trying to avoid. Be honest with yourself. Your having a hard time. Life is challenging you and relationships are becoming difficult. These past few weeks maybe even months have been mentally, emotionally, and physically challenging. You haven’t been able to get back in your flow. You have been telling yourself to get back in the gym, to eat healthier, to sleep earlier, wake up before sunrise meal prep, and meditate…yet it hasn’t happened. Until right now. In this very moment. When you decided to make a change. Life begins when you decide to step out your comfort zone and recently you have been wayyy too comfortable. Change also happens in an instant and as you read this you are going to dedicate yourself to self-care. Not because I am telling you. Who am I? Just words on a screen. A reminder. A wake up call. To make you realize how precious your life is. How limited time you have here. How many people need you to rise and share your love with them. I am just here to keep you in check. So take a moment and evaluate your life. I think it’s time for self-care month.
So what is this whole self-care anyways?
Well here is a pretty good definition from Psych central, “Self-care is any activity that we do deliberately in order to take care of our mental, emotional, and physical health. Although it’s a simple concept in theory, it’s something we very often overlook. Good self-care is key to improved mood and reduced anxiety. It’s also key to a good relationship with oneself and others.” So basically self care is just prioritizing you before anyone else. Is it selfish? Not in the way you may think. It is like that whole you have to put on your oxygen mask before helping any other passenger one a plane type of deal. The same concept applies here. You must take care of yourself before healing, helping, caring, loving, or even being a friend to anyone else. Have you been putting yourself first? Or 22nd? Take a moment to think about it.
Great let’s also go over what self care IS NOT.
Again from Psych central they say that “Self-care isn’t a selfish act either. It is not only about considering our needs; it is rather about knowing what we need to do in order to take care of ourselves, being subsequently, able to take care of others as well. That is, if I don’t take enough care of myself, I won’t be in the place to give to my loved ones either.” Like we mentioned above it is crucial to be in top mental emotional and physical health. We are light warriors, revolutionaries.. We are the future so in order for us to truly make a change in the world it starts within.
Okay cool so I hope your starting to see the RIZEN vision we have going on for self care month. Here is my perspective on why it is so essential.
Self care is the key to living a balanced and healthy lifestyle. Without self care we start to lose ourselves. What I mean by that is that we start to develop an unhealthy relationship with our individual self. We start over extending and investing energy in other activities in people we forget about the energy required to keep our own mental and emotional body healthy. We start to experience self hate and disappointment due to our lack of self – care for our self. This can take form in waking up late, missing appointments, being on our phone to long, eating unhealthy foods and feeling sick after, smoking too much, drinking too much, and not achieving the goals we set. What this can lead to over time is deep levels of anxiety, stress, depression and other not so fun points in our life.
I recently just got out of a 5 year relationship, have been unemployed for a year with no consistent flow of income, $9,000 in debt, and the past few weeks have been me getting back on my feet. I decided to create this self care month challenge to give me the discipline and opportunity to focus practicing healthy habits, self-discipline and live a more abundant life. I know by sharing my progress and my goals it can inspire anyone going through similar challenges. I encourage you to share your progress as well! We are also stating an online community to keep the momentum, accountability and support, if you are interested in joining the first 50 members will get free access to the private group chat where we will have essential self-care information and resources plus have weekly zoom calls. This is for individuals truly seeking a transformation in their lives. Enrollment opens 10/7/18
Self-care is essential for everyone. It is time we invest in ourselves and start taking small major steps into the lives we all dream of. Through the greatest challenges come the most amount of strength. As we RIZE through these shadows we begin to shine our light. We are the future and by becoming the change we want to see in the world we are developing a brighter tomorrow.