101 Ways To Care for Yourself (Women)
Take Care Of Yourself
As women, we all know what it means to give. We are taught that to be giving is virtuous and that taking anything for ourselves is very selfish. We must put others’ needs first and put ourselves last.
Consequently, we often neglect our own needs and ourselves. We are so busy taking care of everybody else, that we hardly even notice we have needs too.
However, if you, like so many others, are finding yourself getting grumpy, resentful, and downright gnarly at your role as a caregiver, it is time to sit back, take stock and take some action.
You are going to need to start taking care of YOU, and putting your own needs first, for a change. It sounds crazy, doesn’t it? However, as counter-intuitive as it might seem, it is absolutely essential for your own well-being and that of the others in your life, that you start to take care of you.
Your health and your sanity depend on it and if you are to be any good at taking care of others, you have to be in a fit state to do so. Getting burnt out in the name of “virtue” is not really that virtuous. Your good intentions backfire and you just end up miserable. The “law of reciprocity” states that in order to give, you must receive, so use the following list wisely.