My self care routines dwindled, when I started to focus on loving myself and keeping myself mental sane. I had the best skin care and body care. I always had my nails done and makeup but it wasn’t what I needed to focus on. My self love was based on how much I cared for myself. The more I spent on makeup, skin care, or any beauty product/service, I believed it would get me to love me.
Before my self love journey my thought process and inner critic was fragmented.
I was mad at myself
I was toxic to myself
I hated being me
I judged myself
I was a hard critic to myself
I hated my body, my mind, and the way I processed and thought about things
After the start of my self love journey, I have noticed that I have been wanting to obtain the same or a better self care routine that I previously had but combine it with self love and personal empowerment.
I strive to eat better
I strive to have better dental hygiene
I strive to have better skin care (body and face)
I strive to incorporate more physical self care to my daily routine
I strive to have better finances
I strive to set clear boundaries
I am challenging myself to add these practices gradually to gain better self care. Now I can finally focus on both without needing to just focus on one element. Both self love and self care can help with improving lifestyle and health.