What do you picture when you hear the phrase self-care? For most people, self-care conjures images of indulgence like fancy vacations, champagne, and pricy spa treatments. Those images can be one form of self-care, but the fact that most people associate luxurious non-necessities with self-care demonstrates how we’ve allowed a marketing narrative to eclipse how important it is that we are truly checking in with ourselves and making sure we have what we need to keep going. True self-care is beyond what can be charged to a credit card.
I truly believe that in order to care for our families, maintain important relationships and careers, we need to make sure we are making time for replenishing ourselves. As the phrase goes, you can’t pour from an empty cup.
Because I don’t like speaking only in generalities, we’ve assembled a guide on ways you can meaningfully care for yourself while caring for children amidst a global pandemic. I hope you find it enlightening and spend a few moments reflecting on how you can be kind to yourself today.
To your mental wealth,