Making the Conscious Switch to a Healthier Lifestyle

To round out the mini-series on self-care (post 1 and 2 here), I’m going to list out all of the ways in which I’ve been making the switch to a healthier lifestyle – aka, practicing self-care. Essentially, these are the small ways I take care of myself on a somewhat daily basis to make sure I stay front and center. These methods encompass physical health, mental health, the issue of time and money, and general well-being. As I’ve said, I prefer to take a holistic…

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Prioritizing Self-Care When You Absolutely Suck at it – Part 2

Most people don’t think about putting themselves first…because we can’t even fathom what that looks like, much less entertain the idea. As I touched on in the last post, it’s extremely easy to get caught up in the trading-time-for-money cycle, so much so that you completely neglect yourself. Does this routine sound familiar? – I wake up earlier than I want to, commute to work for an hour (during which I think about how much I hate stupid people on the road), slave away at…

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Prioritizing Self-Care When You Absolutely Suck at it

Confession: I suck at self-care. Big time. Unfortunately, I’m not alone. Lots of people suck at self-care. Between working long hours, having other obligations, and being ridiculously tired by the end of it (and repeating the cycle), we tend to put our mental and physical health last. Why is that? Arguably, our ability to work and, well, function, is pretty damn important. Yet we run ourselves ragged day after day, vowing we’ll change soon. That’s not a sustainable way to live. I learned that first-hand…

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