DEBUNKING THE MYTHS ABOUT SELF-CARE

(Photo by Carli Jeen on Unsplash) Self-care is intentionally taking time to do something healthy that energizes you. Sounds simple, right? But if we’re honest, we don't often prioritize ourselves because we've been told a LOT of false things about self-care. Here are some of the most common misconceptions about self-care and some ways to help us reframe them. MYTH 1: Self-care is selfish. "If I'm caring for myself, I'm taking away time to care for the people that need me." This is the most common myth out there, and the one that I've struggled with the most! If we ignore ourselves "for the sake of others" then we give ourselves a reason to actually ignore our own physical, emotional and spir

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