I was talking with a friend over the weekend who told me a neat story of how she reminds herself of the importance of self-care. During the process of a difficult marital break-up, she became aware of just how much she put herself on the back burner for the duration of the relationship. "I supported him in all ways"' she said. "I put my needs last." She realized how important it was to have herself as completely in the equation of her life as possible. She resolved to do this and as a gift to herself she used a portion of the divorce settlement money to buy a ring, which she wears daily, as a reminder that her needs, wants and desires matter, and that all relationships forward will be in the right balance. I thought this was ingenious and touching.
What reminder do you have in your life that you connect with daily, to help you stay in the right balance?
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