Self Care is How You Take Your Power Back

Self-Care is how you take your power back.

I’m sure you have heard the term “self-care” before. In fact, it may be one of those things that you have heard so often, you might think it is a word everyone uses. But in reality, it is not a new concept, it has been around for centuries and has been practiced by many great people.

In this blog, we shall explore why a personal act of kindness practice is an essential part of healthy living. We will find out why it gives us the energy needed to tackle challenges and helps us deal with life’s ups and downs.  It’s when we look after our health, our mental well-being, and our relationships that we can begin to take our power back.

We are all busy and often forget to take care of ourselves. We get caught up in work and relationships and let life run us instead of taking charge of our lives. In this blog, we offer simple tips on how to take better care of yourself.

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How to Make Sure Your Physical, Emotional & Mental Health is a Priority

Today, you’re constantly being bombarded with information. More times than not, you simply don’t have time to take care of yourself. Instead, you put yourself last. You ignore your body. You eat junk food. You feel like you’re drowning.

We all know that taking good care of ourselves isn’t just about taking a bubble bath or going for a run, but rather it’s about loving ourselves. When we truly love ourselves, we become happier and healthier, and our relationships improve.

It’s simply about taking responsibility of yourself. You should do it because you love yourself and because you know it is necessary.

Many people are worried about being seen as selfish if they do anything that could be considered narcissistic.

But by being kind to ourselves is not about being selfish, it is about nurturing yourself and putting yourself first.

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Some of the benefits can help you overcome depression, anxiety, stress, burn out and more.

When you take pride in yourself, you can get better at managing your emotions, your workload, your relationships and your well-being.

In the world of work, it’s an essential requirement for every professional to be mindful of themselves. If you don’t think you can do that, you will eventually burn out, get sick, or both.

We often hear about a person being sick, going to the doctor, and then getting prescribed medication and being sent home. What happens next is another matter.

That’s where a personal routine practice comes in. When you have a good personal routine, you are well prepared for anything that may come your way. Let’s find out how to make this a daily habit and why it is so important to do so.

How to Create Daily Habits in Taking Your Power Back

When you have sound daily habits created, you are well prepared for anything that may come your way. Let’s find out how to make good daily habit decisions and why it is so important to do so.

Habits are important because you will be able to do anything that you set your mind to. They are the first step toward having a lifestyle of well-being. It means that you place importance in looking after one’s self. You should never neglect your needs.

The first step is to make mindful decisions in creating your daily habits or routines. You will be able to get the rest of your day off to a good start if you start with an empowering and productive daily routine.

Remember to:

  • Brush your teeth,
  • Eat well,
  • Exercise regularly, and
  • Drink plenty of water.
  • Make sure that you pay attention to the basics.

For example, don’t skip your workouts, and drink lots of water. Make sure to do these things on a daily basis.

The 3 Keys to Successful Empowering Self-Care

Three powerful keys to successful self-care are quite simple really. Let’s take a close look at each one.

1 – Know What You Need and Know How to Get It

One of the key things to do to achieve self-care is to find out what you need to do. In order to do that, you need to figure out what you need and how you are going to get it.

Then, once you know what you need to do, you then need to prepare a ‘plan of action’ in order to have a successful self-care routine so can be sure to take care of yourself and keep yourself healthy.

There are so many things you can do to help yourself. For example, you can learn to meditate. You can read a lot of books about health and wellness.

You can exercise regularly and eat healthier. If you do, you will notice a big difference in your life. 

The bottom line is this, self-care is all about ‘you’ and what works for ‘you!’ Know what you need, make a plan and then you’ll position yourself to be successful in getting it!

2 – Take the Time to do Something For Yourself Every Single Day

Above we talked about knowing what you need and executing a plan in getting it. But it is also very important to spend some time for yourself each day.

Self-care means that you take the necessary time to do something nurturing and healthy for yourself.  It may mean taking some ‘alone time’. This can become a daily habit of designating 30 minutes or so that’s reserved strictly for you to unwind and relax. 

This can be done whatever works for you! Whether it be spending it sitting outdoors on your patio with your pet dog(s), taking a walk, or lounging in your favorite recliner taking a ‘power nap’.

3 – Do the Things that Make You Feel Good About Yourself

Another key to successful self-care is doing the things that make you feel good about yourself. 

There are a lot of things that you can do to keep your body healthy. If you want to be successful, you need to be more mindful of your health and well-being. You need to get some exercise. Not just for your physical self but to also work out our brain as well.

This will help you to lose weight, get stronger, and feel better. You can also take care of yourself with self-care. You can get in touch with your soul and relax. You can also learn new things and improve yourself and become less overwhelmed and improve your mood.

For myself, 0ne of the easiest things to do for yourself is to take a bath or how about a nice, hot luxurious long hot shower. It’s easy to do and you can do it whenever you want to. You can take a bath or shower anytime during the day. 

Bathing helps you to relax, refresh, and renew. You can wash away all the stress and negativity that you feel during the day. Likewise, a hot shower does the same thing. You can wash away all the stress and negativity that you feel during the day. 

There are so many things that you can do to stay healthy and relaxed.

Powerful Self-Care Quotes

When treating yourself with love, care, and respect, it’s good to remind ourselves that this is actually our ‘superpower’ we must cherish and protect! To help you, I would like to share these 25 powerful quotes to empower you in your daily journey. We begin with Lalah Delia’s most powerful quote:

“Self-care is How You Take Your Power Back.”

Lalah Delia

“I have come to believe that caring for myself is not self indulgent. Caring for myself is an act of survival.”

Audre Lorde

“Nourishing yourself in a way that helps you blossom in the direction you want to go is attainable, and you are worth the effort. ”

Deborah Day

 “Learning to love yourself is like learning to walk—essential, life-changing, and the only way to stand tall.”

Vironika Tugaleva

“An empty lantern provides no light. Self-care is the fuel that allows your light to shine brightly.”


“As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.”

Maya Angelou

“To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance. ”

Oscar Wilde

“It’s not selfish to love yourself, take care of yourself, and to make your happiness a priority. It’s necessary.”

Mandy Hale

“Do something nice for yourself today. Find some quiet, sit in stillness, breathe. Put your problems on pause. You deserve a break.”

Akiroq Brost

“Love yourself enough to set boundaries. Your time and energy are precious. You get to choose how you use it. You teach people how to treat you by deciding what you will and won’t accept.” Anna Taylor

“Self-compassion is simply giving the same kindness to ourselves that we would give to others. ”

Christopher Germer

“Put yourself at the top of your to-do list every single day and the rest will fall into place.”


“Self-care has become a new priority – the revelation that it’s perfectly permissible to listen to your body and do what it needs.”

Frances Ryan

“If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.”

 Jack Kornfield

“The most powerful relationship you will ever have is the relationship with yourself. ”

Steve Maraboli

“Self care is not a waste of time. Self care makes your use of time more sustainable.”

Jackie Viramontez

“Do something every day that is loving toward your body and gives you the opportunity to enjoy the sensations of your body.”

Golda Poretsky

“When you can’t find your purpose in a day, make it to look after yourself.”

Dodie Clark

 “Rest and self-care are so important. When you take time to replenish your spirit, it allows you to serve others from the overflow. You cannot serve from an empty vessel.”

Eleanor Brown

“When we give ourselves compassion, we are opening our hearts in a way that can transform our lives.”

Kristin Neff

“Be kinder to yourself. And then let your kindness flood the world.”

Pema Chodron

“You aren’t doing “nothing” when you choose to put your wellbeing first. In fact, this is the key to having everything.”

Brittany Burgunder

“Self-care is taking all the pressures you are facing right now, and deciding to which you will respond, and how.”

Imani Shola

“When you recover or discover something that nourishes your soul and brings joy, care enough about yourself to make room for it in your life. ”

Jean Shinoda Bolen

“Power up your day by simply ‘claiming it’s yours!’ –

Beth Elkassih

 Final Last Words About Self-Care in Taking Back Your Power

Self-care is how you take your power back and is your choice…

In this blog article, we discussed why it is important to take your power back. It helps you to have a positive attitude about yourself, so you can be a better person for others and in turn for yourself.

It is my personal belief that by being mindful, you actually position yourself to achieve success in life. It’s important to realize that we are in charge of our own lives and that we can create a fulfilling life for ourselves.

The biggest barrier to success is not the lack of time, but the lack of doing personal kindness for ourselves. We need to honor ourselves by establishing healthy boundaries to allow ourselves to accept our situation and allow for positive growth and success.

We discussed the many benefits of this nurturing behavior, including feeling happier and less stressed, having more energy and being able to perform better at work and overall, simply being more successful in everything we do.

In the comments below, please share some of the personal tips you do daily in taking back your power! Or better yet, if you have a quote you would like to share as well!

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Be sure to check out these related blog articles as well.

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Self Care is How You Take Your Power Back

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beth elkassih

“Hi! Welcome to the launching and introduction to ‘Made You Smile Back’! I’m so pleased you’re here. Let me share with you a little bit about myself and why I created this platform.”

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