Romancing ourselves

November 12, 2010
I first learned about self-care in the late 1980s, when I trained to be an emotional support volunteer for people with AIDS. It was high-touch, highly intense work and it was important to set limits and to manage our own emotional and physical health so we could be there for our clients.

Self-courtship takes that a step further. I love the concept and now that I have so much time, I need to do more of it.

I spent an entire career courting internal and external clients. But now, it’s my turn to “romance” myself.

I’ve been thinking in particular about adding two new activities to my daily routine.

There’s no reason why I shouldn’t meditate at least once, if not twice, a day. It’s good for me physically and mentally. I have the time, so why not?

The same for a daily walk outdoors with Riley. He needs the exercise and so do I.

I’d love to know what others are doing to take better care of themselves and be inspired by their creative self-courtship.

What’s your favorite self-care activity?

One comment on “Romancing ourselves
  1. Ruth D~ says:

    However I choose to self-romance, there will be no guilt when I don’t continue (once again) the things that are good for me!!

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