Self-care advice

I know I must practice self-care

It’s my responsibility, I am aware

But self-care is the buzzword new

Everyone is hopping on this bandwagon to

Tell you how to practice self-care

From celebrities to your friends, everyone wants to share

Tips to make you more relaxed yet productive in your day

But such advice sends increasing stress my way

Because it is unmanageable with my schedule

And I feel like I am failing at yet another societal rule

Which tells you relaxation and self-care need

Specific activities to be included to succeed…


My self-care routine does not include

Yoga classes, spa days, massages- my mood

Is not elevated by things that require me

To be away from home more than I need to be

Reading a medical journal would not count as self-care, but for me

Having the time to learn something related to my career can be

Profoundly uplifting- learning counts towards self-care

As I keep myself well-informed and aware..


Enough said, the bottomline that I want to stress

Is that self-care is a highly individualistic process

Expecting busy women to do it a certain way

Is just adding more items on their “to-do” list every day

Published by iheart11

A 30-something year old woman, physician by profession, fiercely passionate about work, family, travel and fashion..

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