I used to struggle to practice self-care.
Sometimes, especially with a busy schedule, it is extremely difficult to invest in yourself. I had to learn what self-care looks like in my life. For every person, it is a unique journey and it is all about finding what works for you. Here are four women that remind us that self-care looks different for everyone.
Ashley Beaudin is a constant reminder that even with a busy schedule, self-care is important. Beaudin shows us that self-care can be practiced with transparency. She is the founder of The Imperfect Boss campaign, which encourages women to open up about the struggles they face in their professional life. Careers can often be consuming. For this reason, it is important to take a step back and realize that your journey is beautiful and imperfect. Being open about your struggles takes courage and bravery, but it is a wonderful form of self-care for some individuals.
Emily-Anne Rigal is the founder of WeStopHate. Her efforts to bring self-care into the lives of individuals around the globe are absolutely inspiring. Rigal is the author of FLAWD, a guide that helps readers work through their self-love journeys. For many, reading can be a valuable form of self-care. She also encourages individuals to write love letters to themselves with the Love, Yourself campaign. Her work is truly a reminder that self-care comes in many different forms.
Meditation is a powerful form of self-care. Tara Branch has a website full of guided meditations available for individuals. Sometimes, the best thing you can do for yourself is pause and reflect. Meditation is a great way to check-in with where you are and how you are doing. Branch’s website can be a great place to start if you are unfamiliar with mediation.
Lexie and Lindsay Kite
These identical twins both have PhDs in the area of media and body image. From a blog sharing their insights and expertise to an eight week body resilience program, Lexie and Lindsay remind us that self-care and body image can sometimes be complex. There is a lot to it, and often, individuals must truly make an effort to invest in themselves.
These are only a few of the amazing women out there doing work focused on self-care. Who would you add to this list?