Wednesday, February 20, 2019

mental health | yes, sometimes self care is...

Yes, sometimes self care is a bathbomb or a face mask. Sometimes self care is buying new clothes. Sometimes self care is making a cup of tea and curling up with your latest knitting project or newest book. 

But self care isn't always cozy and cute and calming. 

Sometimes self care shows itself in finally seeing that your hair is dripping with grease and it's time to take a shower. Sometimes self care is screaming into a pillow because you've been holding it all in and it just needs to get out now

Most importantly, self care looks different for every single person. Yes, perhaps 800,000 instagrammers are currently dropping a bath bomb into their tub and showing it on their stories. So what? If that is their form of self care, let them be. If your form of self care is making your bed for once, then hell yes! 

I think a lot of people like to focus on what things "aren't" for them, but fail to acknowledge that it might be that way for someone else. Sure, Susie is living a glam life and her form of self care is spending extra time on perfecting her fake tan. Again, so what? 

I think the most important tip for self care is that you need to look to the name itself.

Self care. 

Not "that girl on instagram/youtube/twitter" care. 

It is self care. 

Personally, for me, self care is taking a slightly longer shower than usual. Self care is finally going and buying pants that fit right. Self care is acknowledging I need to stop and pause for a moment. 

What is your self care like?

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