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 Self-care is not ‘salt baths and chocolate cake’

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The topic of self-care is everywhere: trending on Instagram when people post their coffee mugs as they overlook a beautiful lake with the caption, “away for my self-care weekend.”  It’s on Facebook when I see the perfectly edited photo of a friends’ legs, crossed at the ankles, heels in the sand. It’s even on blogs when we read about the ways to pamper oneself.

Self-Care can be all of those… or none at all.  For me, it’s just the opposite.

Self-care looks different for everyone.

It can be as simple as waking up early to make a delicious Saturday-morning breakfast for my family. Or it can be taking a day – or even a morning – to myself to plan out a week’s worth of meals and taking my time grocery shopping and getting everything we need at home.

You get the idea: for me, it’s not glamorous, but it’s doing little things that create moments of joy and satisfaction.

No matter what it is… it is up to you to decide.

Self-care is so different for each person.   Check out what Self-Care looks like to me on Healthy

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What does self-care look like to you?


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Hi there!

I’m Becky, a former elementary school teacher turned certified child development therapist and blogger. I work at home with my husband and together we are raising (and partially homeschooling) our four children in the Carolinas. I love diet coke, ice cream, and spending time with my family.

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