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Self Care or Self Sabotage?

The concept of self care has become increasingly more popular and more socially accepted. Which is an important thing because we can’t expect to be running on all cylinders 24 hours a day.

We have seen a rise in the self-care movement in a response to the masculine energy of a grind and get shit done society.

“No days off.”

*I'll sleep when I'm dead."

We went to the extreme as humans do and as a result the pendulum has swung in the complete opposite direction...

We are experiencing a bit of an over correction right now.

Things like dinners out, weekends away, massages, pedicures, sleeping in, watching Netflix etc all use to be considered a decadence. But now they are the new normal.

Just hold on a second….

I don’t want you to misinterpret what I am saying here...self-care is essential to our physical and mental well-being, but it’s important to discern between whether or not you are actually engaging in self-care or if you were engaging in self sabotage.

“ I need a break.“

How many times have you said this and curl up on the couch to watch Netflix when you actually haven’t been productive or accomplished anything.

How many times in your own life have you taken time off from your fitness routine or eating healthy because you felt like you deserved it because you, “work so hard.”

No one wants to hear this, but sometimes self-care looks like doing the hard things that you don’t want to do to achieve the things that you strongly desire.

Sometimes self-care does look like going to the gym even though you’re tired and don’t want to go.

Sometimes it looks like finishing that essay or blog post because in the long run it’s going to help you create a lasting impact in the world.

Self-care isn’t all oooshy gooshy. Many times it sucks and looks a lot like discipline.

Take an inventory of your life to see where it is you may be sabotaging yourself and enabling yourself to stay within the confines of your comfort zone.

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