❤️ S E L F - C A R E ❤️
Another thing that has been at the forefront of my mind...I read a wonderful article recently which particularly resonated with me on what it means to self-care. The title of the article read, "This Is What 'Self-Care' REALLY Means, Because It's Not All Salt Baths And Chocolate Cake" (although frankly, I quite enjoy a salt bath and a big (ok HUGE!) slice of chocolate cake...better if it's Guinness chocolate cake, that shiz is the dogs)
Brianna Wiest writes, "It is often doing the ugliest thing that you have to do, like sweat through another workout or tell a toxic friend you don’t want to see them anymore or get a second job so you can have a savings account or figure out a way to accept yourself so that you’re not constantly exhausted from trying to be everything, all the time and then needing to take deliberate, mandated breaks from living to do basic things like drop some oil into a bath and read Marie Claire and turn your phone off for the day."
We all have things that we would rather not face whether it's failures, bank statements, dirty dishes that have been sitting in the sink for days on end, or something else. Self-care may look a little mundane and not so instagram-worthy, but if it is done on a regular basis then it's not the short-lived 'treat' which is often thought of as regular self-care.
Implementing self-care into your everyday routine could mean not keeping your phone next to your bed when you go to sleep (before anyone says anything, we all need to buy alarm clocks instead of relying on our phones!), clearing out your FB friend list, being honest with yourself about things/people that are not contributing to your life in a positive way, or not having a knee-jerk reaction every time a desire pops into your head – some shit can wait, and some isn't even worth EVER giving into (like a rotten apple type of desire which looks so good, so tempting initially, but you get into it and it is bad bad BAD!)
Enjoy your salt bath and chocolate cake, people, but only as a 'treat' instead of substituting that for regular self-care ❤️
📷 snatched from @qweencity webpage
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