Self care can be a buzz word these days, we hear about it a lot. On top of that we’re told that self care is SO important, especially during stressful times like deployments. When the buck stops here when it comes to all of the responsibilities in our lives like it does during deployment, that is a critical time to be taking very good care of yourself.
But we tend to have one of two problems (or both) when it comes to self care during deployment:
problem 1: when we are stressed and overwhelmed (like we tend to be during deployment) the things we typically do for self care tend to drop off our to-do list first.
problem 2: even when we make time for what we believe is self care (i.e. pedicures, yoga, meditation, bubble baths, girls nights out, etc), we feel better for a short amount of time, then the stress and the overwhelm come right back.
So what is the solution? Understanding what true self care is. The true source of what makes us feel better in a lasting way is when we focus on our relationship with ourselves which consists of the way we think about ourselves, talk to ourselves, and have our back (especially on the days when we are struggling and when we make mistakes).
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