Have you noticed that the world gets more complicated as we get older? For example,
- As a newborn you couldn’t have cared about anything else but feeding and getting care from your people.
- Then you became a child and life was much about play, and learning things that fascinate you.
- Then came school days and the most important thing became finishing school and having ‘fun’ during holidays.
- Adolescence became a game changer and you suddenly cared about what others say and think about you; do they see you as smart or dumb, cool or boring, affluent or poor? All in all, you started making efforts to impress people around you, and social complications found their way in to your life.
As you get older, you endeavor to find your place in society. This is a difficult journey that everyone has to go through. And with it comes both success and disappointments. Life ceases to be black and white and becomes a shade of grey e.g., if you care too much, the world will take advantage of you but then if you become too cold, people will avoid you. You thus have to find the right balance
Some people become so addicted to living the adult life that they barely have time to take care of themselves. Consequently, they may not rest enough and will barely have quality time with family and friends. Life becomes a hard grind and soon enough, many lose touch with their inner selves and barely have time for self-care. And when you take care of the world more than you take care of yourself, you’ll soon become drained and life will be but a burden.
If you don’t practice adequate self care, you shall feel drained, fall sick more often and have more friction with people around you. Some even have to go for counseling because they feel broken. At such point and time, life reminds us about the importance of self care – that if you fail to take care of yourself, you shall soon be too weak to give your energy to things you care about.
You need to practice self-care often e.g., do things you consider fun, spend time with people who care about you, and/or rest
All in all, lead your life to reach your goals; live deliberately