Mindful Expat Episode 39: Reframing Self-Care: Having Empathy for Your Future Self

What you’ll hear in this episode:

• How self-care is really having empathy for your future self (and what this really means).
• A fun Seinfeld clip to illustrate this concept (in the inverse)
• Some ideas for what this type of self-care might mean for you.

Resources Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

• I mentioned our wonderful New Year’s episode, featuring all of the past year’s Mindful Expat guests, sharing their self-care tips! Be sure to listen in for some great ideas to add to your own self-care repertoire.
• Here are a couple of articles on this same topic that you might enjoy:
– Thought Catalogue article: “This Is What ‘Self-Care’ REALLY Means, Because It’s Not All Salt Baths And Chocolate Cake,” by Brianna Wiest (mentioned back in episode 37).
– Atlantic article: “Self-Control Is Just Empathy With Your Future Self,” by Ed Yong (obviously very relevant!)

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