True self-care is not salt baths and chocolate cake.
It is making the choice to build a life you don’t need to regularly escape from.
And that often takes doing the thing you least want to do.
It often means looking at your failures and disappointments square in the eye and re-strategizing.
It is not satiating your immediate desires.
It is letting go.
It is choosing new.
It is disappointing some people.
It is making sacrifices for others.
It is living a way that other people won’t, so maybe you can live in a way that other people can’t.