What is self care?


Thought I'd start by crushing some misonceptions we might have. Then what is #Selfcare right?! 😐

Self care is...

To me it is about being intentional of how we take care of ourselves. When we’re not last on the task list, we have more energy to do what’s important to us.

We can’t give what we don’t have, as simple as that. All that we give to others should come from the overflow of self care, self love, self respect (you get the point...) that we've filled ourselves up with.⠀

I believe that self care is really found in the small moments of life. When you choose to take a deep breath because you notice you're feeling stressed, or when you give yourself three minutes before bed to sit quietly and reflect on your day. 

It’s all about making small and purposeful efforts — and not necessarily doing things alone. Self care can look like blocking out time for a date with a partner, or planning healthy meals instead of reaching for sugary snacks. Setting those intentions can provide more motivation and pleasure and cut back on stress, worry, and for some people, irritability.

"Self-care is one’s action around our physical, emotional, relational, perhaps professional, educational, and, for some people, spiritual well-being that reflects the way that we take care of ourselves on the most fundamental levels," says Helen L. Coons, PhD, a clinical health psychologist at the specializing in women’s behavioral health and wellness at the University of Colorado School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry in Aurora, Colorado.

Self care ISN'T...

It’s also helpful to know what self-care isn’t. "Many women confuse self-care with being selfish — that somehow taking care of ourselves is self-involvement or a selfish act instead of a self-respectful act," she adds. "When women take care of themselves in all aspects of their lives, they actually have more energy, more reserve and depth to take of others at home, at work, and in their community." Caroline PICARD is the Health Editor at GoodHousekeeping.com (visit for more...)

Hope that helps! 😊 Let me know what self care is to you 👇⠀

- Much love, Wendy @dydyxoxo 💙⠀


2 comments


  • Wendy

    It really does… and is so simple. It even saves lives sometimes ha!


  • Amandine

    Self care definitely make me feel better!


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