Sometimes, self-care is going for a good long run or a hard workout. Sometimes, it’s curling up on the couch with a good book or Netflix marathon.

Sometimes, it means going to a party and being around a whole bunch of other people. Sometimes, it means being alone with your thoughts.

Sometimes, self-care is forgetting about your troubles for a while.. and sometimes it’s talking almost endlessly about them.

Sometimes, it means going into the backyard and hanging out in your hammock, even though you know that you have a whole bunch of housework to do. Sometimes, self care means doing all of the housework because it makes you feel better.

I wish self-care were more straightforward, and less confusing. But I’m also glad that there’s a lot of ways that we can take care of ourselves.