295: self-care, it’s important but what is it?

We skipped a podcast episode last week as we were in Canberra, once upon a time we would have been like “we’re failures” because we let everyone and ourselves down. But now, we’re way kinder to ourselves. We go with the flow, we’re more flexible. We forgive ourselves. And this is the perfect introduction to today’s episode as self-forgiveness is a form of self-care.

In this episode, we chat about the importance of self-care and what it really is.

Stuff we talked about…

  • Self-care is different for everyone and it’s different every single day. Your self-care might be to relax. Or to push yourself and take action.
  • Self-care is tuning into what you truly need and desire in life. It’s living your truth.
  • If there’s one thing you can start doing as part of your self-care practice, it’s taking a moment to tune in and connect with yourself, whether it’s sitting, having a cup of tea, walking in the sunshine, reading a book or doing yoga. Doing these things help us better understand ourselves.
  • Setting your boundaries is the ultimate action of self-care.
  • Saying “yes” when you actually want to say “no” creates anxiety and bitterness.
  • Any time you spend on self-care is better than none.

Self-care is going inward to discover yourself and then taking action. It could be something really small or grand. Whatever it is, it’s what you truly desire and that’s the most important thing.

If you have any A-HA moments, questions, comments or feedback about this episode, send us an email at [email protected] or [email protected] or message us on our Facebook and Instagram accounts @themerrymakersisters.

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Always merrymaking,

Emma + Carla

P.s if you ever need further help or guidance please contact Lifeline or Beyond Blue. Asking for help is pure courage.

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