Caring for Myself is an Act of Survival

I have come to believe that caring for myself is not self-indulgent. Caring for myself is an act of survival ~ Audre Lorde

When I read this quote the other day, I was able to resonate with it and thought it ideal for this weeks kindness challenge.

I often wondered why did it feel so natural to be sympathetic and kind to those we care about—yet so hard to treat ourselves in the same fashion? Why did it feel uneasy to say no to a family member or a colleague when I wasn’t up for the task? Perhaps I just didn’t feel like doing anything at that moment.  Don’t I have that option?

We’ve been led to believe we’re selfish if we think about ourselves or if we give we’re going to look good to them.

I decided a few years ago to invoke self-compassion and kindness towards myself…

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