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:
Whether it's from social media, work emails, television, or all of the above, consistently taking time to regroup and woosah is much needed to create a lifestyle of self-care. You might feel crazy but even if you have to put it in your calendar to make it a priority, you should have no shame in doing so. Work might be the hardest to pull away from because you feel like you have to earn your salary or even show how committed you are to maintain job security. But trust, the same emails will still be there when you get to work Monday, or in the morning. And the office will still be intact. But to make sure you and your mental health is intact, unplugging, and just being able to say no to certain things, are on the top of the list.
Sidebar: Even on the days you don't unplug, it's imperative to come up with a way to get and maintain a work-life balance.