Self-care is a duty and responsibility
Self-care is not selfish because taking care of our own well-being allows us to be better equipped to care for and support others. When we are responsible for our physical, emotional, and mental health, we are better able to manage stress, maintain healthy relationships, and contribute to our communities.
Neglecting our own self-care can lead to burnout, resentment, and an inability to support others effectively. Moreover, if we have the capability to take care of ourselves but choose not to do so, we may be stealing limited resources that could have been better given to those who need it more.
Therefore, self-care is not selfish, but rather an act of responsibility, empathy, and compassion that contributes to the well-being of ourselves and the wider community. By investing in our own well-being, we could create a positive ripple effect where we position ourselves to be of greater help to those in need.
Luke 5:27-32. Those who are healthy do not need a physician, but the sick do.
[DAILY GOSPEL INSIGHTS AND REFLECTION FOR MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATION 2023-056: FEBRUARY 25, 2023]