Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Checking In: Radical Self-Care

Progress, not perfection.

After eight weeks of blog posts about Radical Self-Care, I thought I’d give you a progress report.  

Progress, not perfection.

Because as I said in my very first blog post on the subject, radical self-care is a journey.  It’s not a destination.  Radical self-care is a work in progress.  It is not a perfect ending.

Progress, not perfection.

Just to do better, feel better, be better today than yesterday, that’s all I’m striving to do.  One baby step at a time, five minutes of self-care today and 10 minutes tomorrow - that’s all I have to do.  

I spotted this quote on Pinterest, which originated here (link: ).  It spoke to me about my own radical self-care journey, because ultimately that’s what I’m striving for: the best version of me.  

Listen, here’s what I think.  I think one of the greatest gifts we can give ourselves is that of self-love, of self-care, whatever we determine that to be.  That’s the first step - recognizing where we can use some extra tender loving self-care and then giving that to ourselves, with all of our might.  By fiercely loving ourselves, by embarking on a radical self-care journey, we are declaring that we are worthy.  It is that recognition of our absolute worthiness which fuels our radical self-care journey.  And that self-worth?  We’ve had it all along, by the way - just as Glinda the Good Witch said to Dorothy - “You’ve always had the power, my dear, you just had to learn it for yourself”.

That’s my progress to this point.  I realize that I am worthy of self-care.  And that when my radical self-care plan is in motion, and I’m taking better care of myself it is so much easier to take care of the people I love.  My cup is full to overflowing, and what spills over is what I’m able to share with everyone around me.  That is the journey to becoming the best version of me.  That journey has been well-thought out and planned.  Those self-care activities are on my calendar and protected fiercely.  

Am I finished?  Not by any stretch of the imagination.  But I am on my way.  Well on my way.  

1 comment:

  1. Love this post! Inspiring! I am cheering you on! Happy New Year, Kristine from Boston MA