Do you feel guilty about the amount of time you actually need to care for yourself properly... or do people around you send shaming signals when you engage in self-care too often, for too long, or at all?
Are you familiar with codependency?
Self-care shaming seems to have deep historical roots in some cultures... but it never fails to amaze me how some of the same cultures can praise public narcissism, yet shame personal self-nurture.
If you find yourself in such a culture or frame of mind, here are some ways to shift the perspective and free your mind...
Who do you spend the most time with? You. So, why on earth would you feel the need to apologize for making yourself a priority?
The situations that life throws at you quickly sap your resources, and generally those situations require time or money. You don’t empty your bank account without replenishing it, and you need to replenish yourself too.
Therefore, when you need...