An Ode to Self Care – Take Care

An Ode to Self Care - The Lotus Pure

When Was the last time you took care of yourself?

I mean really took care of yourself…let’s talk about self care

When was the last time you took a moment to breathe? The last time you said no to an uncomfortable situation? or the last time you treated yourself to something you really desired?

Self care is not just about personal hygiene or beating a bout of flu with some soup. Its about enjoying the now, putting in your best and enjoying the process. Falling in love with your personal journey and not obsessing about your arrival. It is about making sure you taste your meal, wearing something because you like it. Doing something because it soothes you and not because you want to show it off.

An Ode to Self Care - from the Lotus Pure

I’be been in a zen head-space lately, and I have to admit that for most my young adult to adult life, I have been focused on becoming an all round better individual with a final destination in mind. But recently I’ve come to find that the final destination is just as important as every stop on the way. That it is  important to take care of yourself because it affects your actions and activities.

Self care is knowing when to say no, it is knowing when to leave a situation when it no longer serves you. It is knowing your limits and boundaries, it is defending your principals. It is demanding the love and respect you desire and taking nothing less, it is challenging. It is being kind to others and being fair.

Self care taking it a day at a time, crying if you want to and getting over it. It is about allowing you to be YOU.

Take care of yourself, don’t be too hard on yourself and enjoy the little glories.

(Photos by: @93mp)

Source: The Lotus Pure

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