Self Care: Are We Having Fun Yet?

The term “self-care,” like mindfulness, is so ubiquitous in our vocabulary nowadays that it has almost lost its meaning. A survey of recently published articles on managing holiday stress sports such headlines as “Take Care of Yourself: Self-Care, the Gift that Keeps on Giving,” and “This Christmas, Don’t Forget to Treat Yourself along with Others.” What does self-care really mean? Is it doing nice things for yourself, like getting a manicure, treating yourself to a spa day, taking a bubble bath, or indulging in a Netflix binge? Many of the self-care suggestions in these articles essentially involved taking a break from the responsibilities of daily life, even checking out from reality

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