When I write this blog, I write it in the hopes that someone else out there has felt this way and thought they were the only ones. You’re not the only one, and you aren’t alone.
Let’s talk about self-care.
Sometimes, self-care isn’t about what you want to do. It’s doing what is best for you.
For instance, when I was in the darkest part of my depression, I wanted to sleep for the entire day. That is NOT self-care. During that time, I wish I could have seen that self-care would have been standing in the sun and being around those who loved me.
But, we learn from our trials, and depression and anxiety have brought great lessons to me.
Self-care for me looks like exercise, The Office, and spending time with those that I love the most. (3 of those are cats). Call me crazy all you want, but there is healing power in a cat’s purr.
These acts don’t need to be week-long trips to the spa, although it does sound amazing. Sometimes all you need is 5 minutes looking at the sunset.
Everyone is different in what “self-care” is to them, but we’re all the same in the sense that we all need it.
So, I challenge you to figure out what self-care looks like to you and share this with others.
Self-care for me looks like ___________________________.