What does self-care mean to you? How do you practice self-care?
The meaning of self-care, I think, has been convoluted. Self-care, to me, has always been carving out time in my day to unapologetically spend time on myself, regardless of what’s going on with the rest of my world. During the last four years, my self-care has been weightlifting. There is something motivating about setting a personal goal with myself, spending a few hours a day feeling intimately connected with my body and pushing myself beyond boundaries I thought were unachievable. The best part is that these benefits all transfer to other components of my life, making me more resilient and, most importantly, overall healthier and happier. I am my best version of myself after I spend a few hours each morning taking care of my body and introducing it to new, exciting challenges while putting aside anything else on my mind. It’s only me, music, and the weights. This way, I can spend my energy giving to others but only after I have first given to myself.
What does self-care mean to you? How do you implement it in your daily life? If you don't, I challenge you to try it and let me know how it changes your life!
Justin writes about ways to optimize your health and well-being by cultivating resiliency and self-compassion through sustainable movement and exercise habits that lift you and those around you up..