I totally get that self care sounds cliché and so white-girl-Becky of me. But I hope to address it in this piece in a manner that doesn't leave you with that impression or make you wonder how I have made it thus far in Adulthood to begin with, even though it might. This type of self care is more about manifestation that comes with trying to get shit out of your life that you don't need--and make time for what needs your attention.
Well, all that sounds very yoga-ish of you, you may very well be thinking (Except the cursing, and I agree--but since my grandparents already know that I certainly know my fair share of swear words and they still love me, I will curse if it's fitting).
Now back to Self Care:
This all started when I ordered some really fancy skin care about three weeks ago. I had been wanting this skin care system for quite some time, and finally, something snapped inside of me and I took the plunge. 5=7 business days later, I had this kit--face scrub, toner, AM cream and PM cream.
Well, this sounds pretty normal, you're thinking, a mid-thirties something or other cat lady buying skin care is legit.
It totally is--I just haven't used toner since 11th grade and 90% of the time I forget to take my makeup off and neglect flossing my teeth.
All that has now changed.
I asked my friend (who sold me this skincare) if I can sort of just half ass this skincare like everything else, and she replied,
"Sure. But it won't work as well."
Maybe she didn't mean to be so profound, but I thought about her answer and how it is quite applicable to a lot of our life pursuits. We can half-ass anything--but it won't work as well.
You guys get why this is turning into self care, right? I mean, we're talking washing your face and flossing. But those things made me wonder what would happen if I put some time into other areas of my life, like paying bills, writing, and meditation. What if I put some time and effort into the spaces of my life that I want to improve and enrich? Where would I find time for that and what am I ready to let go?
These are big questions, and we'll roll out Part 2, Let That Ish Go next week.
Until next time,
Floss everyday. Sometimes twice a day.