The Real Self-Care

The Real Self-Care
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Let’s talk about the term “self care”. More often than not, it’s reduced to mean nothing but sheet masks, manicures, and scented candles. And I love all those things— don’t get me wrong, but they are not the meaning of self-care. They’re just details. 
Self-care is how you spent the time you were using that sheet mask. The point is to give yourself the attention you deserve. Which means check in on your emotional health. Be present and tend to your physical and emotional needs. Take those few minutes while that face mask sets to break from the sometimes mundane yet stressful day-to-day routine. 
This is the real act of self-care. Everything you do along with that time are simply details you love to make it so much more special. It’s also important to understand that practicing self-care isn’t a cure-all for whatever unpleasant or negative feelings you’re harboring. But at the VERY least, checking in with yourself while in this mindset will get you one step closer to identifying and processing those sentiments.