Self-care is never a selfish act - it is simply good stewardship of the only gift I have, the gift I was put on earth to offer others. Anytime we can listen to true self and give the care it requires, we do it not only for ourselves, but for the many others whose lives we touch.
~Parker J. Palmer
Wellness Wednesday always kind of stumps me, because it seems like wellness is so very personal that I don't know what I can say that will apply across the board. So I chase my tail, trying to figure out what to share. Of course, since we can always customize our wellness care, I should stop worrying so much... :-)
This week, I am thinking about (personalized) emergency self-care kits.
When I get stressed, I tend to try to change my breathing, maybe give myself a hand massage, and visualize letting go of my tension. None of those things are ones I need to "carry," which is handy because I have them with me all the time.
As far as tangible items, I would say Trader Joe's gingermints, Library of Flowers hand cream, lavender essential oil (the person in the video and I have that in common), and this facial massage doodad are probably four of my favorites. What would you put in your kit?