One thing that often comes up in “setting boundaries” conversations that I think we could all do better with. Myself included.
And that’s the language around how prioritising self-care is not selfish. As in, we put ourselves first to be there for others.
But this is still a soft boundary of “I do this, but not for myself”.
We’re playing this game of having to justify our actions of getting a massage, doing a workout, going for a run…
Sometimes, self-care is selfish. We do it because it’s good for us, and that’s it. Period. End of sentence.
And that doesn’t make it any less important.