Self-care is not a luxury experience
It’s re-parenting yourself to act in your own best interest
Cook meal at home
Waking up 20 minutes early to journal
Going to bed early
Saying ‘no’ without explanation
Putting your phone on airplane mode
Protecting your energy
Filtering what you consume
Going through our Dark Night of the Soul is Self-Care
Crying while we push ourselves to do things we don’t want to do but is ultimately good for us is self-care.
Feeling isolated while we improve our lives because our friends are enabling our old ways is self-care.
Getting lightheaded, dizzy, or sick because we’re going through sugar withdrawal is self-care.
Being incredibly sore after our first time exercising in months or years is self-care.
Feeling anxious because we’re removing all the clutter we’ve been stockpiling is self-care.
Experiencing exhaustion while we acclimate ourselves to a healthier sleeping schedule is self-care.
It doesn’t have to feel good or fluffy for it to be self-care. Sometimes it pushes us out of our comfort zones and into the zone of improvement.
The mind constantly seeks comfort.
Improvement isn’t comfortable.