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Self-care... a gentle reminder

Updated: Nov 29, 2022

This a gentle reminder for your self-care.

Would you like to help reset your self-care plan?

I wanted to share something that has really helped flourish my recovery after cancer as a gentle reminder for where ever you are right now in your life.


  • Everyone needs self-care, regardless of age, gender, or lifestyle.

  • We can all benefit from self-care.

  • We know that we need to care for ourselves.

So why is it so hard?

Excuses, time, and so on… We all do this.

This is a gentle reminder for you to give yourself the same care and attention you give others and watch yourself bloom.

Before my burnout 11 years ago self-care was not on my top list of priorities and going back a decade ago it wasn’t something that we talked about or practiced. This week it was 5 years ago that I finished chemotherapy after being diagnosed with stage 4 non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Did you know I was three generations to have experienced cancer? It was a real reminder for me of how important self-care is and how much it is impacted and flourished my healing and my recovery.

Self-care is important to maintaining a healthy relationship with yourself doing things to take care of our minds, bodies, and souls by engaging in activities that promote well-being and reduce stress. Doing so enhances our ability to live fully, vibrantly, and effectively.

Ideally, we all engage in regular self-care in which we do the things that make us feel taken care of mentally, physically, and emotionally. But this doesn’t always happen, and we may need to stop and take the time to remind ourselves we are important, too.

Self-care practice also reminds us that our needs are valid and a priority, but it is often forgotten.

An article for you to read

by Mental Health first aid.

Self-care can be

  • Saying no

  • Setting boundaries

  • Staying at home

  • Putting yourself first

  • Asking for help

  • Spending time alone

  • Taking a break

As I end off here, I want to encourage you with taking a few moments each day to really check in with yourself for your self-care.

Ask yourself

  • What’s important to me?

  • What’s important for my health?

  • What can I do to help myself?

  • What steps am I taking today for me?

You really don’t have to overcomplicate it.

Keep it simple.

Self-care is not a luxury it is a priority. If you not taking care of yourself, it is much harder to take care of those around you.

Find a way to put yourself first each day. Life is precious. We only get one life. There will never be the "right time or moment" The time is now ... continue or start your self-care journey.

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