Today’s the day! The Self Care Manifesto is here.
I’ve been working on this ebook for about a month. It was created out of love and frustration. Love, because I want people to take care of themselves. Frustration, because currently the self care movement focuses heavily on whimsy instead of the very basics.
This book isn’t about escaping to Bali to find yourself, it’s about the small tasks you can complete at home to cover your basic needs – mindset, food, health, finance and hygiene.
These core needs build the foundation of your lifestyle. How you manage them largely dictates your out-put.
Covering the basics
I believe that the self care movements forgets these because they aren’t really that glamorous. After all, who wants to admit that they skip showering when they’re going through a depressive episode? Or who wants to talk about their bad habit of irregular eating and skipping meals? Or who wants to face up to the fact that debt is stunting their growth?
But sometimes the hardest lessons are the ones that teach us the most. The Self Care Manifesto is a diary that helps you create small lifestyle habits that make big changes.
You make the rules. This book isn’t about someone else giving you the answers, it’s about you taking back control and empowering yourself through self care. It’s about those small steps that begin to snowball and make a change for the better.
That’s how change works, isn’t it?
When it comes to personal affairs we can’t just click our fingers and magic a new reality. We’ve got to make subtle lifestyle changes that start small, then suddenly (when we’re not looking) change everything.
Once you’ve got these basic needs covered, then you can begin to flourish. You’ve got to get the groundwork done first though. That’s what the Self Care Manifesto is for.
I’m eternally grateful for everyone who has already spread the word about the Self Care Manifesto. I am completely overwhelmed by you all backing me on this one. I think perhaps it’s because self care is something we all need to work on. It’s been comforting knowing just how many people recognise the importance of self care.
If you’ve ever felt alone on your journey, please know that you certainly aren’t.