I’ve been writing about self-education for a long time. I truly believe that the more educated you are on a subject, the better off you are. Do you check out the reviews of a product before you buy it? How about ingredients on the side of a box at the grocery store? Do you know what most of those ingredients are? Are you the type to look something up if you don’t know? If you are, then you’re definitely ahead of the game.
Knowing what your buying and/or ingesting is a good thing. Finding about more about a disease you or a loved one may have is another good thing. Educating yourself is always wise. If you’ve got a long-term disease, keeping up-to-date on new ways to manage/deal with it is a great thing to do.
No one is going to take care of you. Self-care is one of my problems. I live I the land of denial at all times, and this has been a real challenge in my life. I’m really good at taking care of everyone else, but not so good at taking care of me. As a quick example of this, my underwear drawer is full of torn panties. I know what you’re thinking, but unfortunately, they were not torn in a fit of passion, they are just old. In my defense, I’m still losing weight and am waiting to drop some more to replace them with a hopefully smaller size.
Being your own advocate can be hard. This means that you have to take responsibility for yourself, whether it be at work, at home, in relationships or with your health. Being responsible is difficult. However, think of the benefits (besides great underwear), you can influence in your own life. Wouldn’t it be great to live the life you really want? This is what being your own advocate can achieve for you. Let me know what you do to advocate for yourself. Let’s see if we can inspire each other!