Sometimes self care looks like doing nothing when you’d rather be doing anything else. It’s telling yourself that you’re not going to eat an edible because you want to be present for the rest of the evening. It’s ordering pizza when you have enough food at home to eat. It’s lighting candles and writing this post.
Sometimes it’s telling yourself to be patient and logical even though you want to fall into old habits of self destruction and panic. It’s drinking a La Croix instead of tap water because you need something different. It’s dividing your book out into sections so it feels more manageable. It’s listening to the same 3 songs over and over and over again until you find another 3 to listen to over and over and over again.
Sometimes it’s doing a full face of makeup at 8AM on a Saturday to run 2 errands because you want to be glamorous for the first time in too long. It’s taking a million selfies, posting one on Instagram, and telling yourself you’re not going to take it down even though your crush didn’t like it and you feel defeated.
Sometimes it’s reminding yourself that you’re whole and you’re okay. It’s looking in the mirror and telling yourself that you’re worthy of the best from yourself and those around you. It’s doing the dishes even though you didn’t want to because tomorrow you gets to wake up to a clean kitchen. It’s telling yourself you’re beautiful even on days you don’t believe it.