As part of our personal care, we women must not only attend to our physical appearance but also pay attention to our hearts, minds and bodies.
We learn from an early age to have many roles and take on responsibilities that have increased at different stages of our lives. Many women assume a culture of sacrifice. Dreams and goals are postponed just to meet the needs of others. We hope that when these responsibilities end there will be time to work on us or for us.
How about we start creating a balance and a relationship with ourselves. Where you can find time for yourself to do what you like. A time to establish a love relationship with yourself and if you don’t know how to do it, seek help. The more you love yourself, the better you will feel. Establish new disciplines and healthy routines. Love your surroundings. Identify what gives you purpose, thank the Creator for the value you have. Be faithful to your principles and the commitment to make yourself a priority.
Start your day with a positive message or meditation. Drink water to hydrate your body. Take time to rest not only your body but also your mind. Laugh often. Many experts began to recommend laughter as an exercise or therapeutic method, such as Richard Mulcaster or Robert Burton, since endorphins, dopamine, adrenaline and serotonin are released.
All this helps us reduce our stress levels, provides us with energy and helps us oxygenate our body. Learn to say no without feeling guilty. It’s part of setting boundaries with our family, friends, commitments, and even work. Break with stigmas, see your interior and the desires of your heart.
Get rid of what limits you. Learn to be compassionate with yourself. Self-care starts small, unapologetically, and intentionally. Pay attention to your needs, focus on your goals and don’t annul yourself as a woman!
Brenda Rivera, BSW