“Sometimes it’s a bubble bath, sometimes it’s a root canal.”
So said my friend and coach Victoria while talking about self care. As someone with a fear of the dentist, she had had some truly harrowing dental work done that she'd been courageous enough to schedule and go to.
And isn't it true?
Some forms of self care feel GREAT. Other forms? Not so much.
A quick search of the hashtag "#selfcare" on Instagram reveals gorgeous cups of coffee, outdoor yoga, and freshly-drawn baths in clean tubs, citrus slices floating on the surface of the water.
And yes, these things can be a part of your self care rhythms.
But some of you have grown wary of the idea of self care as aspirational consumables. This can't be all there is...right?
True self care is stewardship of your whole self: your physical, mental, spiritual, relational parts.
So, going to multiple dentist visits for some painful (but much needed) work? Self care. It might not be pretty in the short term, but taking care of things like a root canal now will save you from a world of hurt in the future.
What not-so-fun task might you need to take on in service of your long-term, holistic wellness?
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