Self-care is a hot topic these days and for good reason. Most of us are over-scheduled and often feel overwhelmed; our souls are weary and therefore, we’re looking for something that can provide relief. Consequently, self-care sounds like the perfect solution.
When you think of self-are do you automatically think of getting a massage or reading a book on the beach? Those things can be a source of comfort and restoration. However, in the vast majority of my coaching groups, I see the need for a different type of self-care – one that’s far more effective and is clearly stated in God’s Word.
Proverbs 4:23 says, “Guard your heart for it’s the wellspring of life.”
So what do you routinely do, to care for your heart? Do you speak up for what you want and need? When asked, do you share your honest opinions? Do you easily say “no,” to things that aren’t in alignment with your true priorities?
What if you got comfortable saying “no”– without giving a lengthy explanation? How comforting might that feel?
Learning to say “no” is one of the greatest forms of self-care – and it’s FREE!
When you learn to say “no,” you’ll be free to say “yes” to the things that matter most to you.
A word of caution: Just like my daughter’s dog (George), sometimes others won’t appreciate you saying, no.” Say it anyway.