The wellness culture has taken the world by storm, and it's hard to deny the importance of prioritizing our health and well-being. However, the constant pressure 'to do more' and 'be better' can lead to an overwhelming sense of obligation.

It's as if self-care has become just another task on a never-ending to-do list, leaving us feeling like we're never doing enough. As someone who has felt this pressure, I understand how daunting it can feel and how it can become an additional weight to bear.

But what if we shift our perspective and see self-care as a privilege, not a chore?

Taking care of ourselves is an act of self-love and compassion, a gift we give ourselves. It's not about constantly striving for improvement, but rather finding what feels good and making small, consistent efforts towards our well-being. We don't need to spend hours at the gym, meditate for an hour every day, or follow a strict diet. We can simplify our approach and focus on what works for us.

Letting go of the guilt is another way to change our perspective. We often feel guilty when we take time for ourselves, as if we're neglecting our responsibilities or being selfish. But the truth is, self-care is necessary, and it's okay to prioritize ourselves sometimes. We can't pour from an empty cup, after all.

It’s important to remember that wellness is not a destination, but a journey. There's no perfect state of being, no finish line. It's about constantly striving towards our best selves while embracing the imperfection and growth that comes with the process.

In a culture that can sometimes feel overwhelming, we can reclaim our self-care by seeing it as a gift, simplifying our approach, letting go of guilt, and embracing the journey. 


Quote of the week:

"It is so important to take time for yourself and find clarity. The most important relationship is the one you have with yourself." Diane Von Furstenberg


Taking care of yourself can be something you look forward to, not just another task on your to-do list. 

In case no one has told you this lately, you're amazing.

Keep Doodling!

Melissa x