Treat Yo Self or Self-Care?

Treat Yo Self or Self-Care?

The difference between Treat Yo Self and Actual Self- Care
One of the most popular sayings that came from the show Parks and Rec is “Treat Yo Self”- we all crack up when everyone uses that phrase to get something for themselves. Starbucks before work? Treat Yo Self. Delivery from the restaurant down the street? Treat Yo Self. But as I was talking to my sister about Self Care September, I realized the mistake I’ve been making. Self- Care and Treat Yo Self are two very different things- and I’ve been swapping them as if they were interchangeable.
So, lets define the two things:
~Treat Yo Self: a phrase that means to do something pleasurable for yourself that will make you happy in the moment.
~Self- Care: the practice of taking action to preserve or improve your own health and wellbeing, mentally and or physically.
Drastically different things! Just because I want a few glasses of wine after work (Treat Yo Self mentality), that doesn’t mean that I necessarily SHOULD because I have an early shift the next morning and I should really be drinking some Hello Goldie tea before bed (Self- Care mentality). 🤯
So, now that my entire life is turned upside down, lets go through someways that I will be changing my personal self care routine and hopefully these will inspire you to improve on yours. ☺️
~Switching out a glass of wine for some Hello Goldie CBD tea
~Opening up a book instead of turning on the TV
~Taking care of my skin- I know, shocker on this one huh? Just because I’m an Esthetician and my job is to look out for YOUR skin, doesn’t mean that I have been doing a very good job at taking care of my own. I, like most of us, put everyone else before myself. So, this month I’m going to be taking care myself, so that I can better take care of others!
Hope this inspires some of you to start making these little lifestyle changes for yourself!
xoxo,
Kimmy