Self Care is not selfish

March 12, 2021

I’m encouraging people to be selfish. I’m encouraging people not to be self-centered but to be selfish in that they are a priority.  Self-care isn’t getting a manicure per se but it can be noticing that your body is your one home that you have and how you take care of it.

Sometimes self-care is practicing non-judgmental talk to yourself or practicing self-talk in a positive way and having conversations with yourself that are positive. Self-care comes in a lot of different ways, self-care comes in taking care of your mental health, taking care of your physical health, taking care of the relationship with yourself, and taking care of healthy reciprocal relationships around you.

It does not mean co-dependence, attacking yourself, or negative self-talk. So that’s why I talk about self-care and if someone interprets self-care as selfish, then I’m saying, please be selfish.

Please be selfish in the way that just takes you to a place of resilience and restoration. A place where you can recognize that your trauma gave you an opportunity to transform, resurrect, and create meaning out of life.

Kim Diré

Please be selfish in the way that just takes you to a place of resilience and restoration.

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