Thursday, July 21, 2016

Selfish? Or self-care?

Most of us women tend to be nurturers who take care of everyone else—but don't always take good care of ourselves.

So when I read this in Sue Patton Thoele's The Woman's Book of Confidence, I took notice:

"The fear of appearing (oh, horrors!) selfish can lead us to give ourselves away until we are exhausted and drained absolutely dry.

"Make a list of the things you would like to do for yourself but haven't because you thought it would be too selfish. If you do these things, will your life be richer? Will you be happier? Will you have more peace of mind? Will you be able to let go of some resentment? Will you feel more supportive of yourself? If you answered yes to any of these questions, your life and your relationships will benefit from the infusion of a little selfishness. So give yourself permission to be selfish!"

So what will it be today?

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