Due to the unfortunate state of our world today, it can be hard to find time to really take care of yourself. I mean, you have to wake up every morning, go to school, and attempt to destroy the patriarchy, all while finding time to eat and sleep and, you know, breathe. I know that it’s hard to exist right now, with all of the issues going on in the world (racism, sexism and homophobia, just to name a few), but you need to remember to set aside some time for you! I’m sure you’ve heard of the phrase “self care.” It’s been thrown around a lot lately, and it can refer to so many different things: taking some time off, reading, Netflix binging, going for a walk, taking a nap, cooking, etc. It refers to so many things, in fact, that it can be overwhelming to try and figure out which type of self care method you should try.
I know a lot of people have been talking badly about self care, since they see it as “selfish” or “ignorant.” I just want to tell you that taking care of your mental health is just as important, especially now, as taking care of your physical self. If you had the flu, you would take medicine and rest, right? So, if you are feeling stressed or overwhelmed, you can’t just ignore it, you have to do something to help it. Self care it definitely a good start! Take this quiz to see which self are method will work best for you. Remember to breathe!