Self care looks different and means something different for everyone. Despite what everyone says, self care is what you make it. It’s taking care of yourself however that may be so that you can be the best you you can be. If you’re not taking care of yourself, you can’t take care of others. Your family needs you to take care of you.
Life is busy. We are busy. Busy working part time or full time jobs trying to pay bills and put food on the table. Busy being a mom working, cooking, cleaning, volunteering at the school, running back and forth to practices, helping with homework. Busy exhausting ourselves trying to be it all and do it all. We lose sleep, live off coffee, and completely exhaust ourselves trying to keep up. Taking care of ourselves is how we keep up with all life asks from us. It’s how we gain our energy and stay at the top of our game.
When it comes to self care, it should be all about you. Whatever your self care looks like, do it for you. It should be about YOU. Read that book for you. Do your makeup for you. Shave your legs for you. Wear that dress for you. Wear the heels for you. Take a bubble bath for you. Take care of your skin for you. Make your bed for you. Color that picture for you. Exfoliate and lotion your skin for you. Whatever it is you do for self care, do it for you because it is all about YOU and only YOU.
Self care can literally be anything you want it to be. What you view as self care may be different than what others view and that’s okay. Everyone relaxes, recharges, and takes care of themselves differently. However you partake in self care, do it for you. You are the only one in charge of recharging you. You are the only one in charge of taking care of you. You are the only one that gets to decide how you relax. Self care looks good on you, so do it for you.