a word you often come across in self help books or perhaps read an article or two about in cosmopolitan. A simple concept which is often poorly explained.
So what actually is self care?
It’s anything you do to feel good about yourself and to be in a better , more positive space of mind. It’s self compassion and self love.
However, it’s important to know that not everything that feels good is self care. Drugs, alcohol, over eating and other risky businesses only provide temporary relief. The difference between these unhealthy coping mechanisms and self care is that the latter is uncontroversially good for you.
Quite often we treat self care as a luxury and save it as remedies for ‘that one bad day’. It’s important know that if you practice self care more often your mind and body would cope up with those ‘bad days’ a lot better.
Give yourself the love and attention you so freely give to others and watch yourself ~B L O O M~