Why Self-Care is SO Vital!

Self care is vital because you can't heal what isn’t fixed.

You have to be willing to confront your feelings head-on in order to begin the healing process.

You can’t and shouldn’t be scared to address your own feelings.

There is no shame in that whatsoever.

You have the power to write your story.

If you have to cry in public, then do so.

It’s okay not to be okay.

We don’t have to wear a brave face all the time.

I remember wanting to be so brave; I never wanted to cry in front of the deceased family.

I just didn’t think that was fair or right.

I knew they had been through enough, so I knew it was up to me to put on the tough face.

I tried to save my tears; then, when I did that, it would be at the bus or at the gym where I would eventually break down and unravel.

Trying to hold in your emotions is exhausting, and it does catch up with you.

That's why I think getting into counseling or support groups is so significant.

Being able to address how you feel is the best gift you can give yourself, and plus, you don’t just move on from something like this.

You reach for help and support; otherwise, you will feel yourself falling faster than you thought.

It leads down a road of more depression and a lot of other mental health issues, and possible exhaustion.

Trauma makes you realize that you have to put yourself first.

That's not selfish.

That's being able to face reality.

You have to be able to confront and grab on to reality and understand that the past will never go away.

It’s what you do in that time that shapes you and makes you grow in ways you never thought were possible.

You owe it to yourself to take control of your life.

No one will ever love you the way you love yourself .

You deserve to feel confident in your own skin and that comes through
personal growth.

You can and will get through these trials by believing in yourself , and
having the will to let yourself go on.

Your pain could be someone else’s story.

Maybe being in touch with your emotions could save someone else who just sees pure darkness.

You have to be willing to take the good with the bad.

You have to be ready to learn and dig deep in yourself.

This is where self-reflection comes into play.

Ask yourself questions, why do you feel this way?

How can I move forward?

What is my purpose?

How can this experience make me grow?

What can I do to start to heal?

Will I ever heal?

What steps can I take to help myself?

How can I be a better person?

How can I process these emotions in a healthy way?

Am I really doing myself a favor by putting on a brave face?

What do I want from this experience?

When will I be ready to live again?

What are my passions?

How can I overcome tragedy and turn all this pain into strength?

We need to spend time with ourselves and reevaluate what's good for us and what's not. I have had this experience firsthand.

It means get out everything that is toxic rather than family, friends, alcohol, drugs, etc.

It’s about focusing on the positives and being able to take it step-by-step.

Bring proud of yourself in those moments where you have control over
yourself, and you know what's healthy and what's not, self-care starts with you.

What do you enjoy?

Is it the gym, reading, writing, running, getting coffee with a close friend, walking, volunteering?

What makes you shine?

What makes you sparkle?

When you help yourself, you can begin to help others.

It’s all about what within your reach.

The sky's the limit.