Ask yourself out loud: What's more important than self-care?
Self-care is the most wonderful expression of our YESness that communicates: I matter, I'm important, and I'm worth it!
While I wholeheartedly believe this, I also appreciate how difficult this can be if self-care:
Wasn't modeled for you, deemed necessary, or emphasized as vital
Was framed as an obligation, something you had to do, forming negative connotations
You never identified as athletic or physically inclined, and you pushed away from that culture
You were criticized, rejected, or never shown affection, or given attention, or granted a foundational sense of dignity
If this is you, it's essential to recognize that your day-to-day behaviors are subconscious and automatic, which means you can only embrace new ways of being consciously and intentionally, which will make you feel uncomfortable.
The ultimate foundation of self-care is that you see yourself as a YES, foundationally good and intrinsically worthy. If you don't, you have to rediscover WHO you are apart from the experiences that told you otherwise.
This is a process we explore in-depth in The Whole Person Project, and our next free trial starts Sunday, August 16th. In the meantime, join us for REST-Day Rejuvenation (60m meditation + restorative movement) every Saturday on us: www.conditionforlife.com/public-events.
"You cannot think yourself into new ways of living; you can only live yourself into new ways of thinking." Richard Rohr