Self-care has clearly gained traction over the last several years. It appears as more of a luxury than anything else. "Treat yo'self!", "Self-care Sunday", etc.
When you think of self-care, you likely think:
- Buying a new piece of gear
- Taking PTO
- Binge watching your favorite show
- Having a glass of wine in the bath
- Going to the spa
More often than not, self-care looks different than a treat yo'self moment.
Self-care is also sticking to your lifting schedule, even when you're not feeling motivated.
Self-care is also eating a g'damn vegetable after realizing one of your "meals" today was a family size bag of chips.
Self-care is also going for a walk around the block when you'd rather sink into your couch.
Self-care is also going to bed 30 minutes earlier to ensure you feel refreshed tomorrow morning.
Self-care is also choosing to workout for 20 minutes instead of skipping completely.
Self-care is also reading a book instead of doom scrolling.
Self-care is providing you, your body, and your mind a space to be slightly better than the day before.
Self-care is doing the hard things that may not sound fun right now, but that your future-self will be thankful for.