The word "self-care" is getting a bad rap. Wanna know my thoughts?
Today I decided to run.
I ran from Tuffy’s auto where I dropped off my 2008 Mercury Milan (that has a dent in it from a hit and run...someone decided to hit my car while it was parked on outside my house...but I digress).
I ran through the beautiful side streets of Grandview Heights and Upper Arlington. I admired the birds and trees and houses. I admired all the nice cars. Then I thought about "self-care" the word. This word seems to be getting criticism lately.
You can call anything self-care, true. But real self-care for me is slowing down enough to ask myself what is most important in my life. How do I want to live my life? This is a question based in self-care. People may criticize the word however much they want. But I am still a fan of it because it reminds me of how I want to live.
Slowly and intentionally. Away from my phone. I want to live a life where I get to run on a beautiful day.