Save The World Review: Self-Care For the Real World by Nadia Narain & Katia Narain Phillips

Cover of Self-Care For the Real World

Switch-On With Small Steps to Self-Care For Busy Living

As Reese Witherspoon describes, Self-Care For the Real World (Abrams) by Nadia Narain and Katia Narain Phillips is “a manual for everyone about real health from the inside out.”

With our busy lives, many people, especially women, can’t help but believe that caring for themselves is self-indulgent. When we have so many other people to care for, there’s little time for self-care—someone else would suffer for it.

But self-care is getting what you need instead of just what you want. It “…means being switched on, fully present and engaged in your life…. The opposite of switching off and retreating from the world.” It’s necessary.

What nourishes, nurtures and recharges you? Refueling, loving, and being kind are the basics of self-care. You must look for balance in your own life and decide what it means to take care of yourself. The goal of Self-Care For the Real World is not about reaching perfection but about accepting yourself, both the good and the flawed, and realizing that you deserve to feel good and be happy.

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