One of the most important things that we humans can do for ourselves is self care. And, we live in a society where self care is absolutely necessary. Between the added technology, lines blur. With that, you are expected to have that mentality that you are constantly available — whether that means that you are expected to answer an email or just be readily available for any time a text comes through.
Needless to say, taking time for yourself is even more important than ever before. However, it’s not always that easy — you have a ton of responsibilities both personal and professional. And of course, those come with obligations.
One of the biggest commitments we have? Our relationships with our significant others. I think it is important to respect the fact that sometimes we need a break — not from each other, but from life. Every now and then, we need a night at home binge watching Netflix, knitting or just relaxing.
Ever see that episode of Gilmore Girls where Rory had the house to herself because Lorelei went to a retreat with Emily and all she wanted to do was sit at home and watch TV with Indian food? However, Dean still tries to see — and completely ignoring her wishes. That, my friends is something that we should not do. It’s important to hear our partners — especially when they are saying hey I need a night to myself.
However, many people may panic and think that it’s a sign that you don’t love your partner anymore. That couldn’t be farther from the truth. It’s normal not to want to go out sometimes. It’s normal to have the desire to spend time with you. Why? Because it’s important to spend time making sure you’re okay — and that you take care of yourself to be a better partner as well.
The take home message here is to always make sure both you and your partner are taking care of yourselves. And the bigger take home? To make sure you listen to them when they say that they need it.
Self care is important, folks. Make sure you promote it within your personal relationships as well.