Taking Care of Yourself

I know it’s much easier said than done, but everyone seriously needs to take care of themselves. I mean, recently, it’s come into perspective how fast life can be taken from us. And a lot of people say that life is short, but only use that as an excuse to do dumb things. Life is short – so take care of yourself. I sometimes scroll through timelines and find myself reading my friend’s social media posts. “I wish I wasn’t like this,” and “Life sucks” are sprawled through the captions. Some of my friends are working multiple jobs, some are supporting themselves, and some just aren’t living a life that they deserve. I wish I could tell all of them to take care of themselves; when I have, it’s combatted by, “I’m trying.” In my opinion, taking care of yourself is the best thing you could do in any situation. So many times I wish I had put on a facial instead of crying over an assignment I missed. So many times I wish I could’ve gone to shower instead of laying in my bed, staring at the ceiling. So many times I wish I had taken care of myself when nobody else did. It’s so hard, especially when you’re depressed or feeling emotionally drained. But from one to another, please take care of yourself – it’s worth it. Even though you may be overwhelmed, taking 30 minutes out of your day for self care is replenishing. My tips for you:
  • Cry everything out
  • Drink water to replenish your tears
  • Eat a meal or a healthy snack (fruits!)
  • Take deep breaths
  • Take a shower (or bath, if that’s your thing)
If you don’t want to commit to doing something from the list, taking care of yourself also means:
  • Sleeping when you’re tired
  • Eating when you’re hungry
  • Ending a toxic friendship/relationship
  • Valuing your own mental, physical, and emotional health
  • Letting your emotions out (crying, venting, screaming, etc.)
I know a lot of people tell you not to cry, but here I am, telling you to. I don’t care what anybody says! Crying is so good for the mind and soul; even if you’re exhausted after, you sleep like a baby. Whether you’re a guy or girl, crying is never shameful. Let your emotions flow freely. Let yourself go. That is also taking care of yourself.

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