By now, we all know how important self care is to our wellbeing. Of course, some people still consider it a selfish act, but how are you supposed to help others if you have nothing to give?
We often relate self care to the analogy of a plane crash — you are instructed to put your mask on first before helping others. Besides, you can’t help anyone if you can’t breathe. Think of it also like a cup, where the water represents your ability to help someone. If you are constantly giving to others and not giving to yourself (filling your cup), you are going to be drained and will be unable to help anyone else.
So, when we need that reminder to sit back and fill our cup, think about these quotes as to why self care matters.
“Allow yourself to enjoy each happy moment in your life.” — Steve Maraboli
“When the well’s dry, we know the worth of water.” — Benjamin Franklin
“Your breathing is your greatest friend. Return to it in all your troubles, and you will find comfort and guidance.” — Unknown
“Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you.” — Anne Lamott
“Nourishing yourself in a way that helps you blossom in the direction you want to go is attainable, and you are worth the effort.” — Deborah Day
“Self-compassion is simply giving the same kindness to ourselves that we would give to others.” — Christopher Germer
“Self care is a priority and a necessity, not a luxury.” — Unknown
“An empty tank will take you nowhere.” — Unknown
Remember, care for yourself first, and the rest will follow. Filling your cup comes before you can help anyone else.