“What nine months of attention does for an embryo forty early mornings alone will do for your gradually growing wholeness.” ~Rumi We would likely all agree that manicures, baths, and cozy movie nights on the couch all fall under the umbrella of self-care.
But I believe that it’s time—actually, beyond time—to go deeper and re-claim what truly means. It’s also time to see self-care as imperative, and to move it from the lonely bottom of our to-do list and plant it firmly at the very top.
For me, self-care has become my fuel and my fire. When I claim time on my calendar on a regular basis for things like play, sister time, and self-reflection, I stay in connection with myself and the things I actually want to say yes and no to.