Self-Care is Not Always Pretty

I came across a study that said that 73% of Americans say they were extra conscious of needing self-care last year and 69% plan to practice even more self-care in 2021. Then the study broke down the top things Americans are doing for self-care which included...

  • At-home spa rituals (47%)
  • Visiting the spa for treatments (41%)
  • Getting a mani/pedi at a nail salon (36%)
  • Getting a haircut at a salon/barber (34%)
  • Home hair treatments (34%)
  • Exercising outdoors (33%)
  • Working out in a gym (31%)
  • Getting hair colored at a salon (30%)
  • Taking a fitness class of any kind (29%)
  • Meditating (28%) 

And while I LOVE this kind of self-care. I think this concept has been "glamourized". And the Tik Tok algorithm confirmed my thought. I came across a Tik Tok (which I cannot find) that verbalized everything I was thinking about self-care. Sometimes self-care is not that glamorous. Sometimes self-care is evaluating relationships and removing negative people from your life. Sometimes self-care is taking a hard look at your budget and evaluating your finances. Sometimes self-care is going to the gym even though it is the last thing you want to do. Sometimes self-care is doing those things you really do not want to do so you can create a future you'll enjoy....but a face mask is good sometimes too.

Source:SWNS Digital

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