Healing Yourself Heals The World

Here's the deal

Unless you've been living in a cave, you've probably noticed (AKA: been overwhelmed by) what's happening in our country and in the world.

Recently a resurgence of ways to get involved with social change have become available again on a large scale with things like rallies, information about calling and writing lawmakers, and avenues for using our dollars to show support.

One of the biggest reasons that many of us forgo self-care is that we're trying to take care of everyone and everything else around us. It can be hard to focus on ourselves when we know that there are others going through a rough time, or are barely scraping by in the world. On the one hand, we know that we can't save everyone, and yet taking time for ourselves often means saying no to something else important to us.

No matter how you feel about participating in large social movements, when we look at self-care with the eyes of oneness, we can see that caring for ourselves, working on becoming the best version of ourselves that we can be, we are making radical and powerful changes to the entire world.

Use this self-care wheel to get some ideas for how to care for yourself in each of these areas. Click the pic to download and print one for yourself. Keep it on hand for those moments when you know you need something but you don't want to think to hard.

Or, make your own version of a self-care wheel with the things that you know work well for you. Add your own categories, make up another format (index cards, mind map, infographic, spreadsheet, or even just a list).