When it comes to self-care, it's common to think of basic hygiene, in addition to eating well, exercising, and getting plenty of rest. However, I recently recognized this notion of caring for myself was incredibly limited and limiting. I've recently expanded the idea of self-care to include:
Paying my bills
Being on time
Eye contact and a warm smile
Walking my dog
Honoring my word
Saying I'm sorry
Leading by example
Healthy self-expression (such as this blog)
Framing everything I do as self-care has not only added meaning to my actions and value to my life, it's helped me become a more caring person, and has helped me fall in love with myself at a deeper, more profound level.
"You can't pour water from an empty bucket."