Living A Life Worth Living:
Prioritising Self-care and Well-being
How do you measure your own life and the lives of your loved ones? Can it be defined by a single sentence, or does it need more? But when you distance yourself from this point of view, does it look different? We all have different experiences in life that may require more than just a one-liner to express ourselves.
A quote from Maya Angelou, “People will forget what you said. People will forget what you did. But they will never forget how you made them feel.” This teaches us a valuable lesson. It’s not always about what we say or do but the emotions we evoke in others
Do you live your life by this moral compass? What moral compass guides you through the day, week, or year?
In a day and age of technology and instant gratification at the forefront of it all, it is hard to balance work and our personal lives. Finding time for reflection and self-care is greatly neglected. As a result, it can lead to emotional meltdowns, and we find ourselves struggling to find balance.
How can we find the balance we yearn for?
Small steps make big changes in the long run. Prioritise yourself and your well-being. “You can’t pour from an empty cup.”
For some, this means taking, care of yourself first, but from another point of view the meaning is a bit different.
We need to take care of ourselves if we want to be able to care for others. This doesn’t mean we make everyone else our last priority, it just means, you are aware of your own needs and others. And you are prioritising self-care as well as the needs of others.
In order to be healthy and have a sense of well-being you need to look after yourself. Self-care is a crucial part of our daily routines that helps with our natural vitality.
So how can we start this journey? Everyone has their pace of doing it. However, here are some easy ways to start prioritizing self-care and your well-being
1. Practice mindfulness meditation - Set aside a few minutes daily to reflect and meditate, to bring clarity and peace of mind. Let your thoughts go as you sit in silence while you focus on your breathing.
2. Take a Break from Technology: Reduce stress levels and improve sleep quality by mindfully putting your gadgets away. Actively engage in other activities that you enjoy, playing board games for example could be beneficial to you as well as others.
3. Treat Yourself: Small acts of self-care can have a significant impact on your overall well-being. Do things that make you feel happy and pampered.
Make self care a priority in your daily routine to create a better and healthier version of yourself. Your Body, mind, and soul will thank you.
Golden tip- write your thoughts down, things that inspire and motivate you. This inspires creativity and growth.
In conclusion, defining a life lived will always be hard from your own point of view. However, always remember that you are an inspirational, fearless, and wonderfully made woman. You are enough. Live your life with intention, prioritize your well-being, and care for those around you.