Self-care isn’t always booking a weekend at a spa resort or a relaxing holiday abroad.
Sometimes it’s as simple as cancelling plans that you weren’t all that enthusiastic about in the first place. It’s spending time in the tranquility of nature, listening to the birds and the wind sweeping through the leaves. It’s talking and laughing with your favourite person. Embracing your creative abilities. Organising that messy corner of your home. The list goes on.
Self-care and its definition differs from individual to individual. For some it’s physically caring for themselves, eating well and maintaining their health and beauty regimes. For others, it’s escapism from the mundane day-to-day routines and rituals. Some people feel they are at their best when in the company of others and some feel that solitude is their happy place.
For me, it’s a mix of all the things aforementioned and much more. Part of my self-care involves pondering the universe and its wonders, the connection between everything from the Sun, Moon, Stars and Beings. The connections between a sudden state of deja vu and a dream you just had last week. How you may have just thought of someone you’ve not spoken to in a while and they contact you.
These connections and correlations fuel my curious wonder of life, the universe and everything in between and this, for me, amounts to a degree of self-care. To never stop dreaming. To never stop exploring the mind.
Life, the universe and everything in between never becomes boring. We are a part of something profoundly incomprehensible. The mystery of it all. We are part of that mystery.
And once you sit and think about all these things, you realise just how beautiful it really is. You learn to appreciate your place in the here and now. It’s important to reflect and wonder. It keeps life’s magic alive.