Who is Good With Self-Care? (Asking For a Friend)

So, is anyone good with self-care? I’m asking for a friend. I’m asking for several friends, but honestly I’m mostly asking for myself. The past year has been a whirlwind and while it’s been filled with positives, the negatives have often knocked me down for the count.

I find it interesting how it’s frowned upon to admit struggling.

Why is it so hard to talk about times where we feel down and out? Why is it that when things are painful, it’s more likely that the feelings are stuffed down and immediately replaced with positivity?

Don’t get me wrong, I love optimism. I’m typically a ray of sunshine.

But why are feelings of pain avoided? Shouldn’t we be comfortable with acknowledging pain in order to truly get over it?

I’ll be honest, most times, I feel like I’m drowning. Treading water and attempting to do it with a smile.

What typically does me in is my smile. Because my smile is often deceiving. 

I’m more likely to say I’m okay and everything is fine, rather than say I’ve had a rough day or week.

I want to work on being honest. With myself and others when things are hard. I want to be self aware and do things to take better care of myself.

Hopefully, I’m not the only person who has these moments. Join me as I navigate and learn more about self-care.

Any suggestions or tips? What do you do to take care of yourself?

And I want to write more! I’ve been dying to write for a while, and I realize I haven’t written in about two years. Whoops!

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