In the relentless whirlwind of modern life, where responsibilities pull us in countless directions, it is easy to lose sight of one essential aspect—ourselves.

Amidst the chaos, we often forget that our well-being is the foundation upon which everything else is built. In the pursuit of success, happiness, and fulfillment, self-care emerges as the non-negotiable lifeline that breathes vitality into our existence.

So, let’s explore why self-care should be unwavering, protected, and non-negotiable.

1. Embracing Our Worth

Self-care is not an indulgence; it is an acknowledgment of our inherent value. By prioritizing self-care, we recognize that we are deserving of love, kindness, and compassion, just like anyone else.

It is a powerful declaration that we matter, and our physical, mental, and emotional well-being are fundamental. When we cherish ourselves, we radiate a positive energy that permeates all aspects of our lives, nurturing not only our own growth but also inspiring those around us.

2. Restoring Balance

In the constant race against time, we often find ourselves juggling multiple roles and obligations. Neglecting self-care amidst this chaos results in an imbalance that can erode our overall happiness and productivity. However, by making self-care non-negotiable, we carve out sacred moments to recharge and replenish our energy.

Taking the time to engage in activities that bring us joy, peace, and rejuvenation allows us to harmonize the various facets of our lives. Through self-care, we restore equilibrium, enabling us to give our best to both ourselves and others.

3. Enhancing Resilience

Life presents us with unpredictable challenges, both big and small. Without self-care, we become vulnerable to the detrimental effects of stress, burnout, and exhaustion. However, when we prioritize self-care, we equip ourselves with the necessary tools to navigate life’s hurdles with resilience and grace.

Simply put, self-care empowers us to bounce back from setbacks, adapt to change, and maintain a positive mindset amidst life’s inevitable storms.

In a world that often glorifies busyness and sacrifice, it is crucial to remember that self-care is not selfish; it is self-preservation. It is an act of love and compassion towards ourselves, enabling us to show up fully in every aspect of our lives.

Powerful stuff, right?

If I have now successfully convinced you that self-care should become a non-negotiable for you, here are 10 self-care practices that are non-negotiables for me.

In my daily self-care routines and rituals, I have my things.

These are them…

I’d love to know- what are yours?

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Erica Diamond


Teaching women how to prioritize SELF-CARE, Erica Diamond is a Certified Life Coach and Certified Yoga & Meditation Teacher, Lifestyle and Parenting Correspondent on Global TV, Founder of Bliss Essential (, Professional Speaker, Host of The Erica Diamond Podcast, Course Creator of Busy To Bliss (, Author of the women’s entrepreneurial book 99 Things Women Wish They Knew Before Starting Their Own Business, and Founder & Editor-In-Chief of the Award-Winning Lifestyle Platform® (previously®). Erica Diamond has been named to the coveted list of The Top 20 Women in Canada, FORBES Magazine’s Top 100 Sites for Women and a Profit Hot 50 Canadian Company. Erica Diamond was the Spokesperson for National Entrepreneurship Day and is a Huffington Post contributor.