Or maybe we picked up on a vibe in society that gives special credit to people who help others and marks out people as 'bad' or 'selfish' if they don't. We have to challenge that too – and the language around it. Selfcare is not the same as selfishness. Selfcare is simply looking after yourself; listening to what you need and honouring yourself as an individual. How can you ever honour others when you don't honour yourself?
When you start to practice selfcare, you begin to really understand yourself and your boundaries and this helps you to care for others. And it is also more authentic. There is no duty or compulsion. You give from your overflow; you give because you want to; because you have energy to spare. It is a win: win situation! But you won't realise this until you start to really look after yourself. Trust me and give it a go. It will be the least selfish thing you do!
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