The best gift we can give ourselves, is nourishment. Self care shows the world that we value, appreciate and nourish our body, soul and mind. It is important to start with ourselves, because it shows others that they need to value themselves. If we don’t take the time to nourish ourselves, then others will lead by our example.
The first step in creating a nourishing life is to start with your beliefs and your thoughts. Your beliefs create your thoughts so it is important to examine your beliefs about yourself with compassion and learn to monitor your thoughts. You are not your thoughts. You are also not your emotions. That which is your higher self, is not constrained or contained only within the shell of your head.
Danielle La Porte on divine self care: (Danielle clearly articulates what it is like to live a life based on feelings. For this reason, I find her a great source of inspiration, and hope you do too).