Let’s talk a little bit about self-care. Self-care is so so so so SO important. Why? Because self-care is something that assists in taking care of your mental health. The true question is what is self-care? That is a huge question to me.
Self-care is making sure all the bills are paid. It is making sure you ate three meals a day. It’s exercising and having clean clothes. It’s doing the grocery shopping and the housecleaning. But… It’s also the time you take for yourself.
It’s the trips to the nail salon to get and mani/pedi, eyebrow wax, whatever. It’s the time you spend at the hair stylist getting your hair done the way you like it. It’s the bubble baths with candles, the long showers, the book reading and writing, and the massages. Self-care is the thing that relieves stress. It’s how you take care of yourself physically, emotionally, and mentally. Self-care can be the hour long phone calls to your mother or best friend or sister.
What is my self-care?
Personally, I get my nails done every 2-4 weeks (depending on money), my hair done every 8-10 weeks, and long, hot showers (every day). I spend time in the Bible every day doing a Bible study (I try to at least. Some days/weeks I fail at this). I read books. I write. I walk and exercise. These are the main things I do for self-care. The fun stuff. Now for the not so fun stuff. I pay the bills. I do the laundry. I vacuum. I grocery shop. I make sure the baby is taken care of (sometimes fun). I go to my doctors appointments.
What do you do for self-care?