I recently came across this article on the Hello Giggles website and I've never heard it put more perfectly. "Self-care is a cycle that creates harmony in every area of your life. It helps you to navigate socially. It helps you to stay in physical health. It helps you give more to others. It gives you the best version of yourself: capable, optimistic, energetic, happy, calm, confident and you can rely on yourself through thick and thin. Because by definition, to take care of yourself means to stop doing things that hurt you. It means having your best interests at heart and valuing yourself enough to protect yourself. It means loving yourself down to your core, something that only comes from being honest with yourself. "
by: Sarah May Bates