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The Importance Of Self Care

The Importance Of Self Care

The Importance Of Self Care

Many of us grew up with society telling us that it is completely selfish and unacceptable to take care of ourselves before taking care of others.

The only time that society has told us it’s okay to save ourselves first is on the airplane when the oxygen masks drop in an emergency. Why wait until an emergency comes before we take care of ourselves? Why wait until our tank is on “E” before we replenish our energy?

When you’re a parent it’s difficult to manage taking care of yourself first without feeling guilt because after all, the child wouldn’t be in the world in the first place if it wasn’t for you right?

This is where balance comes in.

There is nothing worse than a parent who has resentment for their child because they feel like their child's needs are hindering them from being able to take care of their own needs.

If you’re not a parent, you may be a caretaker.

You may be taking care of your elderly parents and feel like you have to be on call and available 24/7 just in case. This puts your nervous system out of whack and makes it hard for you to want to be around your own energy!

There aren’t many places in the world that encourage constant, easy self care because we’ve been taught self care has to be hard. Self care is selfish. Time for self care must be earned. But if we aren’t caring for ourselves constantly is that not a form of utter neglect?

I remember when I created my Ethereal Rhassoul Clay & Turmeric Healing Mask and someone complained that they don’t feel like sitting around for 15 minutes waiting for it to dry. This saddened me because do we not all deserve 15 minutes of stillness?

Sure, you can do computer work while you detoxify your skin with our Ethereal mask. I understand everyone isn’t at a point where they feel like they deserve to take a simple FIFTEEN MINUTES for themselves but that’s why I created Ethereal By Love Atiya “The Self Love Company”

Ethereal is here to help retrain your mind into realizing you DO deserve that 15 minute break, you do deserve that 30 minute break and you don’t have to live in a rat race and overwork yourself to feel like you deserve it.

Rest is productive. Washing your face with our Revitalizing Cleanser & Glow Enhancer is productive. Although our products heal one of the highest causes of hair loss and skin problems is STRESS.

So this is your gentle reminder that it is NOT your fault that you feel this way.

It is NOT your fault that you have worked yourself into the ground for over 20 years and don’t know how to stop, to manage taking care of yourself.

But it IS your responsibility to give yourself the time you deserve.

In the words of the honorable Maxine Waters we are RECLAIMING OUR TIME and reclaiming our love for shelves. This all starts with creating an amazing and calming self care routine.

If you’re interested in beginning or enhancing your self care journey you can head to and sign up to our free email list to learn self care tips, receive monthly love notes & create the best self care routine you’ve ever had.


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