Self-care is not about being selfish. Self-care might sound like an indulgence to those of us brought up to always put others first, but the truth is that when we take loving care of our bodies and the way we nourish ourselves, exercise and even dress ourselves, we begin to feel more vital and appreciative. How much and how often do we appreciate the delicate and tender person we really are? Self-care is a way of being and living that is personal and always unfolding. It is much more than a prescribed set of activities like going for a daily walk or eating your greens! On these pages our writers share their growing awareness of self-care and what it means to them. Enjoy their inspiring articles.
Vicky guides us to connect to our body, becoming very present with a few gentle movements, so that we don’t take our restlessness or problems into our sleep.
Dedicating this time to being with our self allows us to feel whatever the body is communicating and prepares us for enjoying deeply nurturing sleep time.
When we put ourselves to sleep in a loving way, we are setting ourselves up for waking the next day in a quality that we can then expand into our everyday activities.
You can use throughout the year, to support your body to remain well, vital and purposeful.
If you would like to read more about sleep, you may enjoy reading Sleep, Our Daily Medicine.