how do you practice self-care?

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

Slowing down

Enjoying the outdoors

Helping others

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.

Aimee

caribou mosssmaller

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