Selfish vs Selfcare.

Although we are all consciously aware that when our energy is depleted we can’t fully care for ourselves or another, we still so often struggle to make our own needs a priority.
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We frequently allow ourselves to belive our worth is based on our ability & willingness to consistently put others’ obligations before our own. We’ve been led to conclude that when we choose to honor our inner desires it’s deemed selfish. Even when we’ve given our all & we need to refuel, the confusion habitually taunts us.
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The fact is, theres a VAST difference between taking care of yourself & taking from others to make yourself feel better…
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To be selfish is choosing to only think of your own wants, taking from others with no thought to impact. It never intentionally yields joy, peace or love. It simply creates an internal & external experience of isolation & loneliness. 
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Selfcare however, is choosing to honor your inner wants and needs in order to fulfil your potential, discover your purpose & experience joy.  At times it may require putting yourself ahead of another yet ultimately it allows for more sharing & nurturing because there is plenty to give – without being depleted.
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We were each blessed with this ‘home’ for our souls to live in & have absolute, ultimate responsibility to care for it.
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So we need to take some time.
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Take time to show ourselves love, completely unapologetically.
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Time to learn how we can seek & nurture self validation (post pending…) – replenishing our resources without depleting anothers.
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Time to soothe our inner child with tenderness, reassurance & care.
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Time to take care of our wellbeing, utilising self-compassion & love.
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Consciously choosing what makes our souls GLOW, what feeds you internally – it’s going to have the most powerful & positive impact .
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All of this is what allows us to be able to fully serve others; because we’ve acknowledged our own worth and cultivated ways to consistently refill our soul with all that it needs. Self sufficiently.
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Once we allow ourselves to pursue ‘selfcare’ without the guilt or confusion of selfishness, we can experience contentment in a security of knowing that as an individual we can provide for ourselves – providing feeling of fullness.
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And in contrast; selfishness is rooted in an unspoken insecurity – a self-doubt in the back of your head that wrongly advises that you’ll never have enough – initiating that feeling of emptiness or luck lustre.
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With selfcare you will establish the truth, that you ARE enough & always will be, providing you make yourself a priority.
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T.x

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