We often hear the phrase “you can’t pour from an empty cup” discussed in relation to taking care of other people, but I would like to offer a different perspective. This phrase can be used when considering your relationship with yourself. You can’t pour into different areas of your life if you’re not taking care of yourself.
People are complex
As a human being, you are made up of many parts. You have multiple roles to play as well as multiple activities that you take part in. These could include your career, your passion, taking care of your home or improving on a skill, amongst other things.
It is difficult for you to show up at the best of your ability in any of these areas if you are not taking care of yourself. This is why the phrase “you can’t pour from an empty cup” also relates to you as an individual, and not only relevant in discussions of showing up for other people.
Pouring through self-care
Self-care is important. It is defined as any activity that we do deliberately in order to take care of our mental, emotional and physical health. By taking care of and spending time with yourself, you will have the energy, motivation and excitement that you need to show up for YOURSELF in all the different areas of your life that are important to you. Self-care is personal and can include many different things including resting, spending time in nature, reading a self-help book, using a foot spa or getting your hair done. For more self-care ideas, you can refer to THIS blog post.
Of course, the ordinary meaning of the phrase still applies. You can’t take care of others if you aren’t taking care of yourself. You can’t properly love others if you don’t know how to love yourself. The list goes on.
However, this blog post was to remind you that even when the focus is only on yourself, self-care is important. To be able to achieve all the different things you want to, you need to begin from a solid foundation. You can’t pour from an empty cup.
Sending you lots of love and light, Bloomers 💛🔆🌼
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