Taking care of ourselves has to be one of the most unrecognized, not glamorous jobs on the planet. It's the task you skip on your list of important things to do because no-one else besides you really cares, and after all, you can make do. Right? Not right! Self-care needs to be a passion and a priority because who doesn't love being nurtured...and it directly impacts how we show up in the world.
Think about it, when you first meet someone and fall in like, it shows and you glow. Friends ask you what's going on because you're nicer and smiling more. Same effect when you take the time to pack some snacks to get you through the day, run a bath with fake candles and Gregorian chants in the backdrop, and floss before bed. Self-care is the one item you need to promote to the top of your to-do list because not only will it make you feel good, but it will make you strong.
Strong? Yes, because if you make it non-negotiable and something that you do whether you feel like it or not, your perceived self-value will go through the roof! You'll forge an unbreakable bond with yourself and people in your life will get that you're serious about yourself and will respect you and your boundaries. You're a VIP girlfriend, isn't it time you started showing it?