Help! Do you think it's possible to do TOO MUCH self care!?
I'm really asking. Like, for realz.
Today I took a day trip to nature (because, well, self care) and then I had some delicious donuts (because, you know - self care), took a spa like bath with candle lights and all that bang (because duh - self care) and I am now chilling with my feet up on the coffee table wearing my fave sweatpants after my sweetie just hand me the dinner he made for us. (You guessed it - SELF CARE)
This lil' workaholic chic have turned into a self care junkie. Like, really. I came a long long long way since before the pandemic and now I am beginning to think maybe I should it tone it down a notch...? Yes, it's still a global pandemic, and yes the city I live in has really just become the epicenter of the virus in the WORLD, yes the news is stressful AS FUCK right now and people are truly suffering and getting hungrier by the minute.
So sure - I can tell myself many reasons to turn up that nozzle in the bathtub, and have another bite of that donut, OR I can do whatever is in my power to exercise my humanity and give voice to my compassion by helping some people in need. And that? That is not self care. It's simply 'Care.'
I'll be making meals for some hungry families in my community, through this awesome program called 'Lasagna Love.' This is only one - there are plenty of other ways to care. What's yours?
In April 2020, while experiencing her first ever global pandemic, Tamar Pelzig pledged to write something every day, even if it's only a word, so she welcomed to the world a daily blog to keep her creative writing wheels rolling.
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