In the world of potentially too much information, finding your own unique self-care groove can feel like a chore.
I used to approach my own self-care by tackling everything I thought I suppose to do. ( I should know by now this never turns out great for me.)
The morning routines and the consistent pedicures and the daily face masks. If I could do those things then I would surely be doing the self-care game right.
Except once I started incorporating so many have-tos into my routine, they felt more like burden and I longingly wished to have more space and just lie in bed with no one around.
I believe self-care should be about action (or non action) that you look forward to and that leaves you feeling empowered, energized, and most importantly … more like yourself.
For me, my list includes sitting at my desk writing, doing my makeup when I feel like it, drinking copious amounts of tea and letting go of coffee, listening to podcasts, trader joe’s dark chocolate peanut butter cups, sun bathing, a great bath with candles, being alone, and baking … to name a few.
And you are undoubtably different. My version of self-care might sound boring and non relatable. But thats not the point. The point is, “ What makes you feel most like you?”
While we have so much amazing and useful information at our every turn, about how to better care for ourselves, we also need to balance the instruction with the reflection.
The reflection of, ‘What works for me and what do I love + enjoy?’
Putting the suggestions than come into our world (there are sooo many) through our own filters. And in doing so we learn more about ourselves and who we are. When we say no to what doesn’t light us up, we create a more magnetic and authentic life.
So, what is your best version of self-care?
It doesn’t have to look any. which. way.