We’re eerily close to the end of a year that has been so different from anything before it. Practicing self-care is the best way to ensure that you are prepared for another new year. However, in taking care of yourself, there are some discomforts that you should be prepared to deal with.
When you choose to prioritize yourself and your needs first, you are going to end up disappointing some people. So it’s usually a good idea to communicate properly about what you can and can’t do in order to manage other people’s expectations.
Self-Care Also Means Making Tough Decisions
Self-care also means that you’re making decisions now that will be the best thing for you in the future. This sometimes means that you have to do things that you don’t feel like doing in the present moment. Or you have to let go of some habits.
You Should Be Prepared To Lose People
When you set boundaries for yourself, it can affect how some people relate to you. And some of those relationships might end. You should understand that not everyone in your life is meant to stay forever.
Don’t Neglect Yourself Taking Care Of Other People
You shouldn’t let yourself feel obligated to always be available for people. You don’t have to be another person’s emotional support when you’re not feeling up to it. In the end, that support will come from an empty place and you’re only going to feel resentful for being drained.
Source: We’re Not Really Strangers