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The primary themes that emerged through analysis of the data were ‘Reflection on the Journey’, ‘Why to Care for Self on the Journey’, ‘How to Care for self on the journey’ and ‘Wisdom Learned along the Path’. These themes have been elaborated by the author one by one with generous excerpts of the interviews which she considered as pertinent for arriving at the inferences which aided her in building the theme categories. Climbing atop to a mountain peak emerged as the primary metaphor for depicting the overall experience of self care along life’s journey. Caring for self increased the ascent atop the mountain as it increased the level of what the nursing practitioners could give to their patients in terms of positivity. Setbacks along the way on this upward journey were referred to as ‘getting caught in a whirlwind’, ‘being pulled away in multiple directions’, ‘a constant hammering’ and ‘being at the bottom of the ladder’ which made the participants realize the gravity of such situations and spurred them on to making efforts to overcome the barriers through self care. All participants had their moments of realization when they felt the need for self care in adverse circumstances as they found that the work pressures had gotten too much or their involvement had been so intense that they failed to recognize that they were not taking care of themselves. Their healing efforts for self included indulging in personal hobbies such as driving or reading books, which gave them adequate diversion from their respective routines, to reestablish their self identities.