In this interview we touch on what is self care. It isn't just that you eat right, get exercise and occassionally take some me time, although those things are part of self care. There is also the self care we do when we stop judging ourselves. Do you know of any higher form of abuse than Self-Judgment?
Think about it, what stops you from taking great care of yourself? What judgments of you are you carrying that keep you from taking better care of yourself? You can check in with how much you judge yourself by how often you use words like: should, too, supposed to, someday, and when. Here are some examples and see if you can spot the judgment hidden in the statements:
- I should eat better.
- My legs are too thin.
- Someday I will get my act together.
- I am supposed to get more sleep.
- When I lose 20 pounds I'll take that trip.
Did you find the hidden judgments? Pretty tricky but we do this all the time and we stop ourselves from truly caring for ourselves with more respect, honor, trust, and gratitude. Change can't happen when we are judging and comparing ourselves. We also teach our kids that judgment is how we do self care and then we wonder why our children lack self esteem and confidence. Perhaps we are better teachers than we think- after all we are teaching them how creative we are with judgment. What if something else is possible? What if we stopped and acknowledged those lies we tell ourselves as judgments? What if we began to ask some questions that would allow us to function from what is true instead? What could be different for our kids if we took better self care of ourselves? Would the message be that they hold a greatness inside of them that the world is needing from them? What greatness lies within you that will change the world? Don't shy away from your greatness, it's simpler than you think-Be you and change will happen.
As you watch the video you will hear three questions that I share that will assist you in discovering ways to begin to move out of these judgment patterns that keep you from having ultimate self care. Go now and listen in and leave a comment. I appreciate hearing your feedback. Link for interview if not showing below -http://intentionallivingproject.com/be-you-parent-too/