Self Care is More Than a Hashtag

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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!