There appears to be so much vitriol in the political world, reflected (and reinforced?) in the media. Am I imagining it, or does it seem worse than before? I remember my parents saying a similar thing when they were in their 40s, so perhaps it is because I am also now in my 40s that I have this view. Perhaps. But it just feels like every time I turn on the news I feel desperate that people are tearing each other apart. It is easy to forget that there are human beings beneath these caricatures who are paraded on our every screen. I hope that the politicians and the people in the media are looking after themselves, that they know at least one or two ways to practice self-care.
But perhaps even writing about self-care makes these politicians and people in the media turn off. Perhaps they glaze over at the word ‘care’ because it is seen as a weakness, and they might fall victim to an attack from their opponent.
So let’s try and reframe some of the ideas about self-care so that it is seen as a competitive advantage rather than a weakness –
So if someone says self-care is silly, you can offer the following spin on ‘S-I-L-L-Y’ –
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