Updated: Sep 9, 2020
Self care is important to me because it is one of the few things we can control in today's environment. Every day you can watch the news and see new diseases being discovered, new natural catastrophes or breaking news. Almost every day, a new guideline or policy is put in place to protect us and keep us safe. A lot of the not so positive information can be overwhelming. Accepting the things we cannot change may sound a lot like giving up. The truth is there is power in understanding that a situation is exactly what it is. We are currently in the midst of a pandemic. Pretending it doesn't exist and hiding under a media rock, will not change that the world facing extenuating circumstances. Am I saying to walk around with a smile 24/7 without a care in the world? No! But in accepting the situation, we can focus our efforts on staying safe, protecting our loved ones and most importantly, taking advantage of the everyday moments. Accept your blessings.