Happy Thursday (or whatever day you are reading this),
Self-care and wellness are on everyone’s mind right now. It seems like conversations about wellness are (finally) becoming more normal. Even though I am a self-care guide, I often find myself overwhelmed with all the advice and tips that are offered nonstop online and in magazines. Can you relate?
I desire for this community and newsletter to be an oasis from all that noise. A place where busy people can find simple ways to notice themselves during hectic days.
So, let’s go back to what matters and take things slow.
How we define something makes all of the difference. If you feel like self-care has become about the latest and greatest products, then I encourage you to read “The Unspoken Complexity of Self Care”
by Deanna Zandt. She does a brilliant job of explaining the differences between self-soothing and self-care. And she defines self-care as: “activities that help you find meaning, and that support your growth and groundedness.”
This definition has deepened how I think about my self-care practices. It has also helped me to reflect on what is working or not working with my self-care practices.
What does self-care mean to you? I encourage you to take a few minutes today to think about that and see your self-care practices with new eyes.
Take good care of yourself today.