Self Care is More Than a Hashtag

Self Care…
Oh self care…

Everyone wants a part of you
Everyone wants to have you
To exploit you
To need you

& they should
We should
We all need self care, but we all need SELF CARE

While self care can be had in many different ways
It can also be mistaken for things that we …well…should be doing anyway
I know I’ll sound cliche’, but let’s do something different in 2018
Let’s do more with self care (and by let’s I mean me)

Let’s practice self-care everyday
Let’s put ourselves first
Let’s not drag ourselves to happy hours and outings when we really feel like going home to chill out and be at peace
Let’s not answer the phone when we don’t feel like talking
Let’s not continue to ignore the moments where self care is necessary in the form of something other than a relaxing bath or hair cut

Let’s redefine self care
So that…
Self care is (?)

Self care is
Allowing yourself to feel what you feel and to not beat yourself up for feeling that way
Self care is
Dating the right people and finding great relationships that you define…not that define you
Self care is
Speaking up for yourself in those uncomfortable situations that you find yourself in the center of (aka all of the can I touch your hair questions that go without a…FUCK NO)

Self care is
Eating properly
Balancing your substance intake
Managing your money
Making time for YOU and YOU only
Dating the people who add to your energy, not drain you of it
Acting upon your talents and being your biggest fan
Doing what you love

So take care.

 

Happy 2018!

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