Self-care is a popular buzzword these days.
We all “know” on some level that taking care of ourselves is important. For some reason, it’s almost always the first thing to slip when things get crazy.
First goes the self-care.
Then goes the partner care.
When we meet with couples, we often hear about the life circumstances (i.e. kids, household responsibilities, job stress) that impede on their ability to spend time together and prioritize one another. What often gets missed, however, is that self-care broke down first.
The baby was born and they stopped sleeping, showering, and eating healthfully.
Work got really busy, so they stopped going to the gym, reading in the morning, and catching up with friends once a week.
It’s our attention to ourselves that disappears first. Then, our attention to our relationship disappears. And then, you end up in our offices.
So, what do you do?
Start with you.
Be sure to listen to this week’s episode because we’re talking about:
- What self-care is and is not
- What is so important about self-care
- Why self-care gets put on the back burner
- How self-care impacts your relationship for better or worse
- Ritualizing self care
Also, we’ve put together our 10 Easy Tips for Effective Self-Care in case you need help getting started.
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Meditation Studio app
Short on time? Here’s a list of today’s topics and when to listen:
What self care is NOT - 1:34
What self care is - 5:18
Why self care is so important - 7:04
Why self care gets put on the back burner so easily - 10:30
How self care impacts your relationship - 14:27
Ritualizing self care - 18:05
The Five Minute Journal - 19:45
Meredith and Marina’s takeaways - 25:11