With our latest technology advancements, you can find charging stations all over the place.
- Electric vehicle charging stations at stores, gas stations, parking lots, transportation centers
- Cell phone charging stations at airports, shopping centers, stores, stadiums, churches
- Home charging stations in nearly every room and vehicle
- Electric bike & scooter charges onboard or on street corners
Think about it. We cannot live, it seems, without our equipment being charged up and ready to go, so we have made places in our life to do just that, get them fully charged.
And yet, we often find that our life is running on empty and in need of a recharge. That recharge we need is called self care by many and is essential for our health.
It is vital that we pay attention to our body, but self care involves these areas too:
Self care is not selfish, no matter what that voice in your head is telling you. You are not being selfish when you are getting your rest, because in doing so you will become more energetic and be able to do more.
Self care is not a one time or rare experience, like going to the spa. Self care is essential maintenance to your well being and actually the well being of those around you. (Ask your spouse or a family member if they like you better rested or tired. 🙂 )
Self care in not a sign of weakness. In fact, it is wisdom at work in your life.
Self care is not only for some people. Everyone must find what it is that recharges them and get charged back up. Is it golf, sewing, alone time, a book, getting outside, a good movie? Find where your recharging station is and get plugged into it.
This has been my personal challenge these last couple of days. You can go and give and do and repeat until you feel yourself running near empty.
So when you see your charge being depleted, be brave, don’t deny and do what is needed to get that vital recharge.
Take care of yourself, you are essential.
Cheers to you.