In today’s world, there’s a lot of pressure to constantly take care of yourself.
“Drink water and you’ll feel good, have a bubble bath and you’ll feel good, wear a fuzzy onesie and you’ll feel good, do Yoga and you’ll feel good.”
Self-care is important, don’t get me wrong, but it can be exhausting. Sometimes when you’re feeling truly miserable, you don’t even have the energy to move, let alone get into a complex contortion pose like your limbs are made of elastic and hold it for five minutes, or go out to buy a bath bomb or some other indulgent product.
The narrative that we can do many small things to make us feel instantly better sometimes works, but sometimes it doesn’t. Self-care can’t cure everything, and as well as developing short-term habits that help us, we need to work on the long-term habits too.
One such habit…
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