YL Podcast Episode #2: The Self-Care Cup

Youniversalife Podcast

04-12-2020 • 24 minutos


One of the pillars of YL is Self-Care

  • Building the best version of yourself
  • What are you becoming?
  • The most important thing in your life is not what you do it is who you become.

– Dallas Willard

Self-Care Defined

  • An act of purposely taking care of your mental, emotional, and physical health.
  • Simple concept but often overlooked
    • Busyness of life
    • Seasons of life
    • Attention is elsewhere
  • Self-care is life-giving
    • Refills us
  • Not a selfless act
    • Knowing what we need so we can be our best for ourselves and others.
  • Self-care cup
  • You can’t pour from an empty cup
    • How can I add to my cup?
      • Exercise
      • Books/blog/articles/magazines
      • Audiobooks
      • Podcast
      • Meditation/prayer
      • Breathwork
      • Cold plunge
      • Cooking
      • Conversation with friends and family
      • Volunteering/community work
      • Journaling
      • Educating yourself
      • Music
      • Sleep
      • Laugh

Be patient

  • Add to the cup slowly
  • Try 1 thing on. Experiment
  • Be consistent
  • Find your rhythm and routine

Plan into your schedule

  • Be intentional and place a priority on it
  • Don’t beat yourself up if you fail. Keep coming

Be conscious about your planning and doing

  • Constant awareness of your development
  • Where is my energy going?
  • What is actually taking place here?
    • Diet
    • Consumption of info
      • Media/news/entertainment


  • Start with 1 and let it develop


Those Mesmerizing Flames

Maintaining the fire takes much attention. It will not remain on its own and requires a caretaker — the constant watchful eye, analyzing the placement and extinguishment of each log. The nurturer must continually add logs. With each new log comes energy. You can read it in the mesmerizing flames.