I remember when I thought taking care of myself meant going to the nail salon to get my nails painted, shopping for a new outfit for an evening out, and spending money at hair salons. Self-care means so much more to me now – not because I am older, but because I know myself more than ever.
I need to be around people who are not just a mental drain on my aura, I invest in being in-tune with who I am and what I want to be – this is self-care for me. Mental health is sexier than painted toes and learning to express instead of suppressing your needs is the real foreplay. I learned to find myself attractive for me, I learned to truly let love in – not because it was a cute caption but because I deserved it. You do too.
Repeat after me – I deserve this happiness, I deserve to be spoiled by myself, I deserve real friends, real support, and to be full acquainted with a genuine love. Self-care is the precursor to an unapologetic life and it’s beautiful here.