You know those days when you are so depleted you cannot even function? Those days when you cannot, and I mean really, cannot stop yourself from snapping at everyone and everything? Those days when everyone seems to be on a mission to make your life miserable? You can’t pour from an empty cup.
We all work hard. We all deserve some self-care. Recently there has been an increase in conversations regarding “self-care” and how everyone, especially women and mothers, MUST make time for self-care.
Just like a cup cannot pour water if there is no water in it, a human being cannot extend kindness, grace, or generosity when there is no kindness, grace, and generosity in them. When you run low on these reserves, you cannot possibly give to others.
How do you fill your cup of love and kindness so that you can give to others? By showing yourself love and compassion first.
There are so many ways to “practice self-care” that are cheap or free. You can take a bath. You can exercise, drink a yummy coffee, hang out with friends (here are some ideas for a girl’s day out), watch a movie, etc.