Self care is a necessity. A need that must be filled daily. Codependents tend to get lost in the caring for and giving to others, so much so that their own self care goes unattended. I have to make a conscious effort to take care of myself each and every day. Since my interests are varied, it is very easy for me to find something that I can do just for me. However, many codependents seem to have a hard time finding an interest which would placate their self care need. Self care can be as simple as watching a movie or reading a book. A movie or book can take them away from the grind of making life better for everyone else.
Today, my self care involved watching a high school basketball game, interacting with my parrot, and writing this post. My journey has created many forks in the road which have led to new interests and curiosities. This helps assuage my constant need to care for others.
My newest idea, and quite possibly my craziest, is to start my own salsa-making business. Is it possible? Yes. Anything is possible. What is your self care strategy? If you don’t have one, you really need to get one.