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Self-Care Excerpt from Don't Weight

Self-Care Heals Past Wounds

An important psychological effect of your self-care is that you can FEEL that you have put yourself at the top of the list of those who receive your care and tending. When you tend yourself in your present day life, you help to heal yourself from past emotional wounds. Everyone, no matter what kind of childhood they lived through (even an "ideal" childhood like those in storybooks), has had times when they were hurt because they experienced unmet needs. Some were lost in a crowd of a large family, some had parents who worked all the time, some just needed more attention, and some suffered abuse. These experiences result in emotional wounds. In your past, the person who was responsible to take care of you sometimes neglected or hurt you.

In the present YOU are responsible
to take care of you.

How you treat yourself NOW
will either continue the cycle of hurt,
or will promote the cycle of healing.

You have the choice to continue life with unmet needs and continue to hurt yourself, OR you can choose to tend and care for yourself and heal. You can heal past wounds by giving yourself what you need, by taking care of yourself.

Every time you nurture yourself
by meeting your basic needs,
you heal yourself a little bit from past neglects.

As you go through this process of building a healthy life for yourself, you are doing much more than improving your health. You are putting yourself at the top of the list of those who deserve your care. You are experiencing that you deserve your care. Good for you!

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