Drink lemon water daily. Dry brush daily. Exfoliate weekly. Exercise daily. Meditate. Bathe. Write. Sit. Walk. Breathe. Fart.
These days, every celebrity and wellness coach and casual blogger is telling you how to take care of yourself. There’s a blog out there with 50 self care ideas. 50?! Seriously? First off, ain’t nobody doing all of these things everyday, not even Queen of Goop Gwyneth Paltrow. One of the suggestions was to eat a cookie. Like anyone needs to tell US to eat a cookie, amiright (as long as it’s vegan.) But surrrrriously we have got to lighten up on ourselves. What kind of standards do we hold our daughters and nieces to, telling them that they need to do all these things just to make themselves well adjusted in mind/body/soul? Doesn’t it just create anxiety instead?
It’s not like we’re pooh-poohing all the advice. We do a couple of things mostly daily that make us feel better. (it’s all about farts and pooh-pooh in this post).
So do what makes you feel good, and follow the advice of one or two heroes if that works for you. But if you don’t get around to doing that yoga class or facial mask or juice detox, don’t beat yourself up about it. Accept that you will stumble on some days and soar on others.
You got this.