I don't know about you but when I think of self-care, I immediately picture myself getting a massage on the beach, my face covered in avocado, and sliced cucumber on my eyes.
While that is true to some, I had to come to a quick realization that self-care doesn't always equate to going on vacation to escape from the responsibilities and realities of life. Sometimes it's getting in three balanced meals every day instead of being too busy to eat lunch, or getting at least 8 hours of sleep instead of priding myself on the late nights, early mornings grind.
While the self-care message has kind of gotten lost in the sauce lately, there's a way to make sure you're really indulging in it properly. Check out the gallery below:
Practicing self-care can really try your patience. It's like as soon as you decide to do it, all these things go wrong that try to interfere with it. At the end of the day, whatever it is, don't let it mess with your attitude or your mind. Intentionally staying positive can be such a hassle but once you make it a habit, you'll be set for good. Bottom line, a part of self-care is not letting anyone, or anything steal your joy. Whatever you do, protect it because it has the power to make or break your mental health.