I am writing a piece about the politics of self-care and the complicated nature of loving ourselves in turbulent times. On the surface, messages reminding us to practice self-care and self-love may seem practical and logical, but there’s often something deeper and darker lurking under the membrane.
This has me thinking about what self-care looks like for me. What kinds of things do I do that feel like self-care? What do you do? Does it change from year to year, day to day, minute to minute?
What does self-care look like when it’s not co-opted?
Today, this is what self-care looks like for me:
Remembering to breathe
Enjoying the outdoors
Being true to myself and respecting my nature
Reflecting on the best uses of my time
Helping to build a community where we uplift each other
When I am at peace with myself, I am energized and am better positioned to set and accomplish goals that serve myself and others.
Stay tuned for my lengthier piece on this topic coming soon.