Most of us are very busy and often never get around to taking good care of ourselves -- yet everything depends on our well-being, staying healthy in every way, to have a fulfilling life.
Many of us have also grown up in difficult home situations and were not cared for in a proper way so we may not even know how to take care of ourselves. What does self-care mean? What do I do? What does taking care of myself involve?
I know I grew up reading magazines where self-care was about taking bubble baths. That's nice, however, there is a lot more.
Taking care of yourself financially is self-care. Basically, you do all you need to do to make yourself safe, secure, happy.
Robyn L. Gobin's book,The Self-Care Prescription, talks about ways of taking care of yourself beyond the bubble bath.
Theodosia Corinth's book, The Witch's Complete Guide to Self-Care, goes into the deep reasons for self-care. An amazing book for deep insights that make sense of the whole self-care notion.
I came across this beautiful book with lots of illustrations "accidentally." I think my higher self made me pull it off the shelf since I don't really have resonance with the concept of witch. And it's true. The book holds universal principles. I think the title was a gimmick to, perhaps, attract a certain audience that might otherwise learn about the importance of self-care.
In any case, it's one of the deepest books I have ever read -- though you have to read it very carefully to get those deeper meanings.
There are lots of books about self-care these days. If these two don't quite resonate with you, go to the bookstore, browse and see if you can find something that feels right to you.