Self-care has become quite the buzz word in the past few years with it ranking amongst one of the most frequently used hashtags on social media today.

When we think about self-care, typical things which may spring to mind include …

Bubble bath
Painting your nails
Meeting up with a friend
Coffee & cake (my personal favourite!)
Watching an episode of your favourite TV programme 

Yes please to all of the above, BUT it’s not all fluffy clouds and unicorns!

Self care is also about … 

Showing up when things get tough
Having the difficult conversations 
Stepping out of our comfort zone
Doing things we’ve been putting off
Asking for help 

Think about it this way – short term pain for long term gain.

Sometimes the best way we can care for ourselves is by having a little courage.