Food For Your Mental Show Notes -- Self Care -- Ep:2020.04
FFYM Episode - Self Care - 2020.04
Show - Welcome to Food For Your Mental -- the podcast that discusses anything and everything that feeds your mind. No topic is taboo and you will leave the podcast with some delicious brain food.
I’m Sherry Richelle. I work as a voice talent at sherryrichelle.com and I have a deep hunger for knowledge and learning.
Episode - This week, the topic is one of my all-time favorites...self care.
Interest - Self care is vital to living your best life. But what exactly is it?
Let’s have our first bite, eh?
Phase A >
Self care. There’s no doubt you’ve heard this term. Most generally it is associated with bubble baths, chocolate cake, delicious wine, and a “treat yo self” tagline. And yes, these things can be considered self care.
But I want to take you a little deeper. Let me share my story of how I learned exactly what self care is to me. My hope is that by listening to my story, you will see a path to create this necessary habit in your everyday life.
Phase B >
My self-care journey started with a bottle of Mario Badescu Rose Water Facial Spray. As a stay-at-home mother of two, I often found myself feeling guilty when I made purchases for me. I would often avoid making purchases for myself so that I could buy something for my girls. If you are or know a mother, this story may sound very familiar to you.
What started as a small crawl out of the deep throes of depression, I began exercising. I knew that physical exercise would improve my body and give me more energy. Many say this is self care, and I fully agree. But what led me to the understanding of true self-care, was when I finally said, “I am purchasing a bottle of this spray that I have heard smells amazing, and will hydrate my skin”. The lesson didn’t sink in when I hit the buy button. In fact, I felt the guilt instead. 2 days later, I received this facial spray. The bottle was bigger than I imagined. I sat it on my bathroom counter.
Later that evening, I took a bath, and washed my face. My daughters were asleep, and all was quiet. I felt peaceful.
Stay tuned after this quick message for the rest of this story.
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Phase C >
I stood there in the bathroom after my relaxing bath, and I picked up the spray. The label felt smooth and high-end to me. My skin, being freshly washed, was starting to dry. I tilted my head back slightly and doused my entire face with the spray. For a moment I told myself not to spray too much, out of fear that I would run out of the spray too quickly. But that thought was erased by the amazing smell of Mario Badescu Rose Water Facial Spray.
It was in this exact moment that I realized what self-care means to me. It is not buying a ton of things you do not need. It is not gluttoning out on your favorite foods. It is not acting selfishly with disregard to those you care about.
Self care is making YOU a priority. Self care is finding even just ONE thing, that maybe for only ONE moment in a day, gives you the feeling of pure, genuine love for yourself.
I began using that spray every single time I took a bath. And after each use, I walked out of that bathroom with a new, glorious feeling of LOVE for ME.
Self care is developing a solid routine of loving yourself. A walk you take in the evening, an attainable fitness goal, a choice to drink less during the week to feel better and focus...it really is that simple.
Please, find YOUR Mario Badescu Rose Water Facial Spray, and even if you can only use or do your thing once a week, do it. You deserve it.
Now let that digest a bit.
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