• Kirsti Gwynn

How to Know You Need Self-Care

For a long time, if I felt tired and moody, I ignored it.

I thought that these were normal side effects of ambition and hard work. If you want success, it comes at a sacrifice, right?

Society tells us that working overtime is good, that it’s only appropriate to take a holiday by the time you’re desperate for one, and even burnout seems to have a certain status lately.

But this sort of thinking doesn’t serve us, and it definitely isn’t how I want to live my life.

Like me, you probably would love to feel joyful, present and calm everyday.

So now I like to think a little differently. I’ve started listening to the exhaustion, and understanding that it’s a warning signal.

You can choose to read into your stress levels as a barometer of how well you're taking care of yourself.

Self-care is anything you enjoy doing, whether it's relaxing or active.

Here are 3 signs that you need to make time for more self-care:

1. Your body needs a rest