What does self care have to do with living a zero waste lifestyle? Shouldn’t we put our own needs aside and focus on the health of the planet? We’re in the middle of a climate emergency! Who has time for long baths??
Well, I firmly believe that the seeds of change are first planted within ourselves.
As a parent, community member, friend, wife, etc, I can’t give to and support others without first cultivating energy and wellness in myself.
I personally bring self care into my daily life, continuously calibrating my routine depending on the level of stress in my current season of life. Self care, at its best, is preventative, not reactive. Unfortunately, many of us reach burnout before we remember to look after ourselves.
For more of my thoughts on this topic and a DIY sugar scrub recipe, read the full post over on Simple Local Life.