I don’t know who needs to hear this, but self-care is bullshit.
OK, not everything to do with self-care is bullshit, but a lot of it is, especially if you’re a woman, and even more so if you’re a mom.
The concept of taking care of yourself is a good one, obviously. Mental, physical, emotional, creative, spiritual—we all have needs, and it’s important to nurture these parts of ourselves. When people say “you can’t pour from an empty cup” or “put your own oxygen mask on first,” we know it’s true. We can’t take care of our kids if we’ve neglected ourselves. But often, it’s just not realistic.
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