The term “self-care” has become increasingly popular in recent years, but for many people, it can be difficult to know exactly what self-care looks like. For some, self-care might mean posting a photo of a bubble bath on Instagram or treating themselves to a fancy face mask. But in reality, self-care is much more than just a trendy hashtag or a fancy beauty product.
Self-care is about taking care of yourself, both physically and mentally. It’s about doing things that make you feel good and help you to recharge your batteries. This might include things like hitting the gym, getting a full night’s sleep, eating your veggies, and spending time with loved ones (or, you know, your pet fish). It might also include taking time to relax, to do something you enjoy, or to pursue a hobby (like becoming a professional napping champion).
Self-care is not about being selfish or indulgent. It’s about taking the time and effort to look after yourself and to prioritize your own well-being. It’s about being kind to yourself and recognizing that you are worth taking care of (even if your family insists on calling you “selfish” for taking a little “me time”).
Self-care can look different for everyone, and it can also feel different for everyone. For some people, self-care might feel rejuvenating and energizing. For others, it might feel calming and relaxing. Whatever form it takes and however it feels, self-care is about doing things that make you feel good and help you to recharge your batteries (like a human-sized battery charger).
So forget about the Instagram posts and the fancy beauty products. Self-care is not about what you look like or what you’re doing. It’s about taking care of yourself and recognizing that you are worth taking care of. It’s about feeling good and taking care of your own well-being. So go ahead and treat yourself—you deserve it!