If our bodies are gardens, what’s growing there? Is your garden body overcome by weeds and neglect, or is it a colorful explosion of bloom and fragrance? Is it a barren landscape or carefully and lovingly tended?
Self-care isn’t selfish; its vital. Time spent caring for your own body and soul will flower into every aspect of your life.
Today, consider giving your future self a gift. Maybe you can start a gratitude jar where you jot down little things you’re grateful for as you go through the day to toss into the jar. Your future self can pour out the jar a month or year from now and be blessed again by all those memories. Or change your sheets and give them a spritz of fragrance. Your future self will smile tonight when they tuck into the crisp linens. Or set aside a bit of money each day for a week for a future splurge down the road. Or, perhaps, start today something future you will thank you for later.
There are so many things you can do for future you if you take a minute to think about it. Taking the time now to do something for the you later reminds you that, even as you pour yourself out in caring for others, you matter, too.