What’s all the fuss about self-care?
What’s all the fuss about self-care?
It’s worth making a fuss about self-care and here’s why ...
Self-care is much more than we have been led to believe. It is more than just a healthy lifestyle, more than exercising regularly and is much more than pampering yourself. In this article we reveal the true meaning of self-care, and how it is the missing ingredient in the search for health and wellbeing.
Self-care is the beginning of a pathway to developing a connection with yourself, a connection that is always deepening, and provides a foundation for knowing who you are, and what your purpose is in life.
These are big claims! But let’s face it, most of the world has been asking the age old questions “Who am I?” and “Why am I here?” for as long as history can remember. Unimed Living offers that through true self-care a connection with ourselves is built and nurtured, and that this connection provides a knowing of who we are, and therefore what our purpose is in life.
Most would say that they are aware there is something more to life than just our physical bodies, that there is a Soul, or God, or a higher being. For some this might be searched for through religion, or spiritual endeavours. Some may dedicate themselves perhaps to charity work knowing that there is a greater purpose in their lives than just themselves. Whatever the pathway, there is a common factor that there is more to life than only our physical bodies, and whatever that ‘more’ is – it is very important!
Self-care as most people know it today, is seemingly all about the body. It is about exercising, grooming, eating well and being healthy in general. Traditionally, most people have focused on caring for their bodies, which is of course extremely important, but we would say there is more to self-care than meets the eye!
Self-care is more than eating well, getting regular health check-ups and exercising. It is an ever-deepening awareness of how we can look after ourselves in a way that nurtures our whole being. With true self-care we have an opportunity to transform our lives, and how we feel about ourselves.
Truth be known, self care is about building a body that is not only physically healthy, but that can enhouse the soul each of us are within.
For some the word soul may be a stretch, but you can think of it as building a body that enhouses the truest part of us – our essence. Each of us does have an essence, and through connection with that essence, we know who we are.
Connection with your essence can only happen through your body, and so in caring for your body, you care for who you really are, and allow that presence or essence, or indeed your soul, to be there with you in each moment of your day.
Through self-care, over time anyone can develop a way of being that is lived in connection to his or her essence. This way of living brings a fullness to life that is truly extraordinary, and so it is most certainly time we all made a fuss about true self-care, a self-care that is honouring of all aspects of our lives and reflects the desire for a life well lived!
Returning to your essence
Getting to know your essence is about understanding your breath. When you choose to breathe the yumminess of your own breath you can begin to feel and live full of yourself without needing anything else.
To learn more about Self-Care, the Self-Care Tips category has great articles for what self-care might be like in your own personal life.
To learn more what it is to live a way of living that is connected with you, you may like to read What is the Livingness?
For an experience of what it is to feel connected, you may like to listen to the Introductory Gentle Breath Meditation®