How Full Is Your Tank?
If you haven’t heard this quote already, please read it aloud and let it sink in:
“Self-compassion is simply giving the same kindness to ourselves that we would give to others.” – Christopher Germer
What does this bring up for you? Do you feel relieved telling yourself that you deserve the same kindness you give your child or loved one? Or do you feel like it is an unattainable idea you simply cannot fit into your schedule?
Often times as caregivers or parents we are under the pressure of constantly giving and putting our own well-being and self-compassion on the back-burner. Being attentive to our own well-being with nurturing compassion and making it a priority is often called “self care.” It tends to our emotional, spiritual, and physical needs, helping us feel replenished and rejuvenated. Below are links to brief articles that touch on the importance of self care, and how to improve your compassion towards yourself during your day. Maybe make it a challenge, and try to incorporate one next week!
Jordan Huber, Birch Psychology
For all of us: https://www.utdallas.edu/counseling/selfcare/