This Is Why Self-Care Was Doomed to Fail from the Beginning

The self-destructive path to self-care no one wants to admit.

Jessey Anthony
Health and  Science

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Why Self-Care Might Be Killing Us
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A lot of people struggle with self-care, myself included. Developing a relationship with yourself helps you focus on your life and what brings you happiness.

It sounds good and all we have to do to get there is eat a certain diet and exercise every day.

As easy as it may sound, most of us are exhausted by the constant attention we give to ourselves — Netflixing and eating ice cream on the couch alone. Not caring about anyone but ourselves can be a bore.

As I write this post, I’m looking at a note my friends left on my bedroom door. It says, “DON’T FORGET YOUR DINNER IN THE FRIDGE!”

Some of my friends stay at my place when they have a night shift. They know I hardly cook and I don’t usually eat at night because I get too tired when I return home from work and sleep off.

If I wake up at night, I usually eat snacks if there are no leftovers. But my friends cared enough to cook me dinner. They genuinely care for me and want me to be in my best self so I can show up for them when they need me to.

Just that simple act of affection from my friends made me cry. They made me realize that we are…

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Jessey Anthony
Health and  Science

Motivational speaker, fitness enthusiast, and self-improvement nerd. See how I stay fit and confident: bit.ly/3j0Lm9Z