What is Self Care?
Hot topic at the moment as lots of us are struggling to transition back to ‘normal life’ after pandemic lockdown, especially with navigating the increased demands on time with outside commitments. How can we look after ourselves?
We go through the positives of Self Care and look at a few examples of it in the Bible before thinking about how we can expand our definition to include soul care.
We start to examine some of the potential problems Christians might have with self care if it tips over into self indulgence. As well as the dangers of self denial and a saviour complex.
We finish by trying to draw out some principles for finding a middle way by following Jesus' example and offer some questions to help us all examine where our own hearts are in this issue.
Only God’s care can help sustain us and help make us more like Christ with or without self care strategies.