Self Preservation - Key To Keeping Your Life On Track
Self preservation is a key element in ensuring we have a sustainable enjoyable, satisfying and productive life. We need to maintain what we have. We need to grow and develop to meet future challenges. We need self-preservation to help keep us on our journey through life.
What is self preservation?
Self-preservation is the sibling of self care. In the same way that we need to care for ourselves we need self protection, too. There is no point caring for ourselves if we then don't protect the very self that we have cared for.
What needs preserving?
So what is there to preserve? We only need look at our life to see/find the answer. We need to protect and maintain all the things that we have achieved in life. And how do we do that? By protecting ourselves. By preserving ourselves. By caring for ourselves. And protect what? Preserve what? Care for what?
The following list is a good start
So, our task appears formidable. But most of these are natural if you care and look after yourself - if you adopt a self preservation mode in life.
Preserve self - the practicalities
Preserving our self is something that easily takes second place to many other things in life. Yet it needs to one of our number one tasks, targets. For, as the advert says, are we not worth it. Of course we are worth the effort, time, attention, care, love and all those good things. Whatever we give to our favorite hobby, our beloved pet, our partner in life, we should equally give that amount of effort and time to ourselves. If we don't then who will.
As with all things, it is easy to get side-tracked, and distracted by other things. 'Oh, I'm doing OK, aren't I?' we say, and put off giving ourselves the time to tackle a little situation we have in life. A situation if caught in the bud would be easily dealt with, but our delaying action lets it grow and when we do focus we find the task that much more complex, more time consuming, more exhausting than if we had dealt with the circumstance much, much earlier.
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There is much to preserve and protect
If we give ourselves to life then there is much about us and our life that we should care for, that we should preserve, that we should safeguard, that we should maintain, that we should defend.
What we need do is see us as worthy of such attention, worthy of self preservation. That we are worthy of this 'self love'. Realize that we are doing it for the noblest of reasons, and not for vanity or the like. Realize that there is nothing wrong with this type of self maintenance, and that we all do it to a certain extent. Just with an active, fulfilling life we should be doing it consciously, doing it regularly, doing it with care and attention, doing it with love and compassion.
In so doing, this act (indeed continuing acts) of self preservation will not only maintain us on the path through life that we lead, but energize us, motivate us, propel us, and give us the momentum to meet life's many challenges on the road to fulfilling our true and full potential.