I think sometimes we all get the idea that self-care is a lot of bubble baths and meditating, which of course in some ways it can be, but to me, self-care is also doing the things you need to do, not the ones you necessarily want to.
I loved this post by Emma on self-discipline which I think definitely comes into play here. Even something as simple as giving myself a manicure even though I feel super lazy and want nothing more than to sit on the sofa eating biscuits, can be an act of self-care that I don’t really feel like doing at that moment, but I do it because I know it will help me feel better. And it ALWAYS DOES.
Learning to sit with my thoughts and not act immediately on them, is self-care that isn’t easy.
Going to the gym when I feel bloated and sluggish, but I know I need it, is self-care that isn’t easy.
Having a tough conversation with someone that you’ve been putting off, is self-care that isn’t easy.
Resisting 3 kitkats because you feel crappy, but you know it won’t end well, is self-care that isn’t easy.
Basically this whole post is just to say that not everything we do to better ourselves and our life, is easy. But it is so so worth it.
And remember, we’re all in it together anyway. You are not alone <3