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Self-Care Isn’t Selfish

Self-Care Isn’t Selfish: Improve your understanding When a client is describing a current stressful situation I often ask, “How are you taking care of yourself?” only to be met with a blank stare, or at best, a bewildered look. The most common response when I explain the importance of making self-care a priority has been “that seems selfish.” Selfish is when you pursue your needs and wants without regard for the needs of others on a regular and consistent basis. By now you’ve probably heard the analogy of being on an airplane and “in case of loss of cabin pressure, secure your own mask before assisting others.” It makes sense that we cannot give our best to those we love & care for if we are not taking care of…
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