Self-care in Self-Portraits

Updated: Mar 27

I want to look in the mirror every morning when I wake up and every night before I go to bed and see the best version of me reflected right back. Don't you?


That's where all this self-care we are encouraged to practice comes in. One big form of self-care that I try really hard to practice is to keep up with my routine. If I don't follow a routine, my mind starts to feel scattered and I start to slip on my responsibilities. It's not a good place for me to be. This routine includes going to work, engaging in some creative activity like drawing or writing, going for walks, reading, cooking, tidying up, exploring, praying, learning something new or honing an old skill.


The COVID-19 crisis has made it really challenging for me to stick to my routine and I'm trying to figure out a new one for these quarantine times. It's encouraging to see I'm not the only one feeling this way as I scroll through my Instagram feed and find my friends as out of their minds as I am feeling.


Still friends, lets not stop caring for our minds and encouraging others (virtually) to do the same.


Self-care comes in many forms and some that are not so easy to convey in photographs. It's not just a skin care routine, or juice press, or yoga session. It's those other harder to convey forms of self-care that I tried convey with this series.


Let me know in the comments what are some of the things you do to take care of yourself!



Meditation



Spending time with people you love (who also love you)

But do it via FaceTime for now.



Gratitude



Rest




Eating well



Self-reflection







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