Now more than ever it seems theres lots of information about 'self care' and how we can better ourselves. But a woman is being praised for her take on the whole craze.
She shared her thoughts on how the 'self care craze' might actually do more harm to us than good in a lengthy Facebook post.
Her message resonated with tens of thousands of people, check out an abridged version of it below...
"Self-care is often a very unbeautiful thing. It is often doing the ugliest thing that you have to do, like sweat through another workout or tell a toxic friend you don’t want to see them anymore or get a second job so you can have a savings account..."
"A world in which self-care has to be such a trendy topic is a world that is sick. Self-care should not be something we resort to because we are so absolutely exhausted that we need some reprieve from our own relentless internal pressure."
"True self-care is not salt baths and chocolate cake, it is making the choice to build a life you don’t need to regularly escape from. And that often takes doing the thing you least want to do."
It often means looking your failures and disappointments square in the eye and re-strategizing. It is not satiating your immediate desires. It is letting go. It is choosing new. It is disappointing some people. It is making sacrifices for others
"It is letting yourself be normal. Regular. Unexceptional."
"If you find yourself having to regularly indulge in consumer self-care, it’s because you are disconnected from actual self-care, which has very little to do with 'treating yourself' and a whole lot do with parenting yourself and making choices for your long-term wellness."
"It means being the hero of your life, not the victim. It is becoming the person you know you want and are meant to be. Someone who knows that salt baths and chocolate cake are ways to enjoy life – not escape from it."
You can read the full though provoking post below...