it’s easy to forget when you’re feeling down to take care of yourself. I always do- I forget that I deserve care and to be treated with respect (by me) more often than I’d like to admit. Self-care looks very different for everyone and it looks different for the same person on different days. sometimes it’s as simple as taking a shower or bath. Maybe it’s remembering to wash your face or brush your teeth. Maybe it’s being kind to yourself after you’ve made a mistake. It’s so different.

Today, my self-care consisted of celery juice this morning. It consisted of drinking lots of water because I indulged in some beer & ice cream last night and wasn’t feeling great this morning. I got a massage gifted to me from my boyfriend for my birthday and just went. Then I decided to get a mani-pedi because I haven’t in months and it always makes me feel good. It’s been almost 3 weeks since my dad passed away and each day, I’m remembering a little bit more how important self-care is. Sometimes self-care is me hysterically crying and letting myself feel all the feelings of grief and sadness. Others it’s journaling. We all have different ways to soothe ourselves but the important thing is that we do just that: be compassionate to ourselves and realize that we deserve respect and kindness just as much as anyone else. It doesn’t matter how you do it, just that you put some energy into you and your own well-being.

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