This is NOT going to be a post railing against self-care because I am a HUGE supporter of self-care. I think it’s something that everyone needs to do and I think it is a missing component in many people’s healthy living/seeking routines.
That said, there are times when self-care is the exact opposite of care and that is a problem.
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I’m learning that I need to take rest days from exercise, spend time outside, find a way to laugh each day, take frequent deep breaths, and spend some time in the quiet without technology and social media constantly buzzing around.
This type of self-care is new to me but I am noticing a difference. I remain calm longer, smile easier, and feel like I’m actually living life rather than focusing all my energy on being healthy. Continue reading