Growing up, I didn't necessarily have an idea of what self-care was. You would probably think it's just about...you know..caring for yourself, whether it's what you eat, how you take care of your skin, hair body...overall appearance. Self-care is not just something physical...its also mental ad emotional. you can have great physically but not taking of yourself mentally and emotionally...it can cause a direct effect on your physical health. I learnt this the hard way sadly. I was a track and field athlete in high school...so from that, you can tell that my physical health was being taken cared of...moderate amount of exercise, intake of water, eating properly every day...but mentally and emotionally I was struggling. I would remember myself being filled with anxiety...worrying about the little things..also the depression that I didn't even know I had until I got older. This affected me physically with a disruptive sleep pattern, I was getting sick more than usual and always felt lousy/fatigue. Around that time, I really wanted to in out of that hole so I could feel better. It was also affecting my school work. At that moment, I wanted to learn how to take care of myself...I needed to get better..and that's been a goal for me since I was 17 years old. It's been a struggle but I'm learning every day as life throws itself at me.
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