Self Care that ISN'T about Beautifying
Whatever it is that you’re thinking about first or seeing on social media that’s labeled as self care, chances are it’s centered about beauty, either caring for yourself by beautifying yourself or caring for your self and home by tidying up.
Why is this? Why is our culture so focused on beauty and looks that we can’t even take care of ourself without thinking how it will look on social media?
I don’t have all the answers, but what I do know is that I’m making a conscious effort to be mindful of when my “self care” is centered around capitalist consumption and trying to mold myself to a socially acceptable standard of beauty.
I encourage you, if you take nothing else away from this post, make a list of all the things you currently do or think of as self care, and mark which ones are centered around beauty or consumption. Be mindful, and make sure the choices you make are for you, not how they will look to others.