Should we even be practicing self-care/self-love while this pandemic is going on?
The answer: Yes. Yes. A million times YES.
Take this parable from the Bible as an example, Luke 6:39, “Can the blind lead the blind? Will they not both fall into a pit?”
As I read this verse today, I got this message, should we not be taking care of ourselves just as much as we’re trying to do for our clients? We want our clients to be well, to have access to resources, to know that they still have the support of their service-providers. But if we’re not taking care of ourselves spiritually, physically, mentally, and emotionally – how can we expect to deliver quality services to our children?
On any piece of paper, write down all the things you love. The things you love listening to. The things you want to do. The things that make you happy.
Now, one of these lists may look longer than the other, one may be empty, and that’s okay! It’s important to check-in with ourselves and see where we’re at. The places we want to go may have to stay in the list until further notice, but everything else can help us bring a little joy into our hearts.
It’s important to recognize that self-love and self-care is an ongoing process and it looks different for everyone. Reflect on what you need right now. Is it a deep breath? Telling yourself, ‘I love you’?
Whatever it is, DO IT.