I haven't been a fan of the phrase "self-care." Not the actual act of it, of taking care of one's Self, just the way the phrase sounds. It hasn't struck me as something enticing or fun to do. Instead, it sounds more like a chore, just another thing or person to have to take care of, and who wants to do more chores? Not me!
Most of us are aware that taking care of our Self is extremely important on so many levels. It provides one of the several base structures of the relationship that you have to your Self. And, your relationship with your Self affects E-V-E-R-Y-T-H-I-N-G in your life.
I even notice the difference in the way both terms sound. Give it a try ... say 'self-care' and notice how the "r" ends more harshly. Then, say 'self-goodness' and notice how the "s" sound at the end is softer and actually makes your mouth smile. Right?
Personally, I feel more stoked to look after myself when I think of and say "self-goodness" so that's what I'm going with. And then, I will fill my bucket with good things for me. Simple good things like how I air out my duvet in the morning and spritz my bed with an essential oil spray before I make and fluff it for the next night's sleep. To how I make my tea and sit outside to enjoy it. To how I light the beautiful carved beeswax candle a friend gifted me when I end my day with a book or some interesting shows.
Yes, self-goodness, I think you're here to stay :)
So tell me, what are your thoughts about "self-goodness?"