Self-care and DIFY – Do It For Yourself.

   Hello there! Just recently I discovered the concept of “DIFY” – Do It For Yourself as a part of your self-care routine. When I first heard about it, I was like “What in the world is that?”
As it turned out, self-care requires more than a one-time inspirational quote and 15 minutes of your time once in a while. It requires a reason – not just any reason, something strong and powerful that would actually make you commit and understand the importance of self-care. That is when “DIFY” is strongly applied.
Self-care is a habit that needs discipline, as well as practice. The good thing is that it’s never too late to start taking care of yourself, the bad thing is that interpretation of self-care can be really confusing.
Here are a few examples:
– When we are not aware of the true meaning of self-care, we may as well confuse it with selfishness: self-care is about you but not at the expense of others while selfishness excludes others. Been there, done that.
– thinking of self-care as a waste of time: yes, it takes TIME. And it’s hard to understand why self-care is so important when you don’t see the rewards (especially material ones). Been there, done that. Have you ever grown a plant? Not just any, but the one that needs a particular care. Think of yourself as a plant: it needs care to be healthy. That’s what self-care does to you: it is very individual but so necessary.
That being said, you have to understand that when you subconsciously forget about self-care, i.e. forgetting to have enough sleep, stress less, walk more, eat healthier, meditate, etc., you will have to deal with bigger problems as a result. When was the last time you treated yourself? There is nothing wrong with that – little things make us happy. And I have always believed that a happy person wants to make the world happy as a result. There is always a reason to make self-care a part of your life. And, if you cannot find it, use mine – DIFY: Do It For Yourself.

Thanks for stopping by,
Gena.

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21 thoughts on “Self-care and DIFY – Do It For Yourself.

  1. Such an important theme to think about . Everything we do for self care should be sources from there. Great post. thanks for making me think about myself … a much needed reminder.

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  2. I’ve never heard of DIFY, but it’s an interesting concept. I struggle with feeling selfish in self care, too, but it’s SO IMPORTANT. I remind myself that when I take good care of myself, I’m a better version of myself and will show up better for those I love.

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    1. I think us, women, always try to make sure everyone else is happy first. Everyone is talking about how good self-care is, but it’s just so hard to make yourself really do it. That’s why when I found out about DIFY, I felt like I just had to share it with others!

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  3. I love everything about this message! DIFY. Really trying to work on myself I find it hard to say no to certain things even though I know they will drain me. Sometimes you have to put yourself first and not feel guilty about it.

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    1. I am sure you are doing great Samantha! I feel like us, women, tend to always have that guit for doing something for ourselves. It’s so hard to get rid of it and start loving and apreciating yourself first.

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