What does self care look like? Depends on the day. Sometimes self care is a long walk with no real destination. Sometimes, waking up a wee bit earlier to have a cup of coffee and watch the sun rise. (These times are rare!) Sometimes it’s talking on the phone, yes actually voice to voice, to a friend and losing track of time. Sometimes it’s going for a pedicure, or eating the sweet treats left in the break room. Sometimes it’s sitting in the car in the driveway after taking off my work hat but before putting on my Mom/Wife hat.
Today, self care was leaving the kitchen a mess, every-person-for-themselves dinner, and scrolling thru pictures on my phone for an embarrassing amount of time. I started out looking for something specific, but came across pictures of my kids when they were little, and I fell deeper and deeper into the nostalgia hole.
Self care also looks like a vacation, but we’ll have to talk about that another time.