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.
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