Dr. Chrissy Whiting-Madison
Self-care has become a buzzword over the past few months, especially with the onset of a global pandemic and what has been described as the single most stressful presidential race in history.
Unfortunately, most people misunderstand how self-care truly works. Furthermore, most of these misconceptions are perpetrated by self-help articles promising less stress in your life if you simply take a stroll through nature or relax in a bubble bath.
Perhaps that does work for you. Maybe you are refreshed by a brisk walk or long soak, but for most of us, it is just not enough to pacify our normally overwhelming lives. Some of us believe that self-improvement and self-care are the same phenomenon causing us to mistakenly believe that if we are working on ourselves, we are caring for ourselves. This leads to an even quicker burnout and more exhaustion than we had to begin with.
All of us can benefit from taking…