I’ve experienced on numerous occasions the feelings of my self-care sliding and one of my biggest challenges has been to realize that time to do those things that replenish my reserves matters as much as trying to please everyone around me. That is convincing myself that my own time matters as much as others time. I have recognized the need for boundaries and prioritizing taking the time to be more self-compassionate and supportive of myself. I know that boundaries need to be created and maintained and that it is the work of a lifetime.Danielle MacInnes
In working at improving a self-care regimen, it is important to recognize your own tendencies to take on too much work and push too hard at the work. To achieve the much sought after work/life balance we must be diligent in our efforts to create and maintain boundaries in both our professional and personal lives (Gilman, 2014). The successful implementation and maintenance of a self-care plan will require good, strong boundaries that protect time for self-care and, likewise, a strong routine of self-care will help to support strong boundaries. If you want help in developing your own boundaries and self-care regimen, feel free to reach out.
Gilman, S. (2014). Transform your boundaries. United States: Island Bound Publishing.