Self-care isn’t always glamorous. Actually, most of the time it is extremely uncomfortable. The concept of self-care has been watered down to facials, aromatherapy and binge watching Netflix. I am a fan of all the aforementioned however it is not just about self-indulgence but self preservation.
We are worthy of "ALL the things" but it does require us to address the unsexy parts of self-care that are not for the "gram". Here are some steps to help you on your self-care journey:
Acknowledge where you currently are (self-assess)
Doing the thing you least want to do (eliminating procrastination)
Letting the fuck go
Letting other people down
Understanding NO is a complete sentence
Coming through for yourself.
Making a budget and sticking to it
Making healthy lifestyle choices
Choosing differently…despite the past
Holding yourself accountable
Doing things you want without regard for how it will seem, or appear, or be talked about by others
Addressing the not so sexy side of self-care has tons of benefits. It reduces stress and anxiety, boosts your self-esteem, improves your physical health, protects your mental health and promotes better relationships. Self-care has been having a major moment because we’re leading these lives we all want to escape or take a break from but what if we did the not so sexy things in order to create a life you don’t want to run away from?
PS: Give yourself grace, everyday won’t be perfect and remember to carry less you have to pack light ((cue music:: "Bag Lady" by Erykah Badu))
Love yall for free xoxo