Caring For Yourself
- 2018 22 Jun
Self care has gotten a bad rap. Too often caring for our Self has been labeled ‘selfish’ or ‘self-centered.’ Truth of the matter is that we each have a responsibility to care for our Self—and that means tending to our nutritional, biological, physical, recreational, relational and spiritual needs. When any one of these are neglected, we become less of a person than we might be had we better cared for our Self. Furthermore, Self-care enables us to more effectively care for others. Jesus, himself, was a model of Self-care, often taking time away to recharge his physical and spiritual batteries. Do you care for your Self or are there areas clamoring for attention? Consider being a better caretaker of the body and mind you have been given.
Dr. David Hawkins, MBA, MSW, MA, PhD, is a Christian Clinical Psychologist and Director of the Marriage Recovery Center. He has helped bring healing to thousands of marriages and individuals and is passionate about working with couples in crisis. If you need help, please reach out to his Client Care Team at 206.219.0145 or through their website. Dr. Hawkins is also a speaker & trainer for the American Association of Christian Counselors and is a best-selling author of over thirty books including Never Fight Again, Gauranteed and When Loving Him is Hurting You. He has two grown sons, is happily married to Christie Hawkins, and lives on Bainbridge Island, outside Seattle, WA.