For starters, Kasparian says it's often not necessarily what you want to be doing but rather what you need to be doing. "I believe self-care involves doing things you don't want to do, like making and attending your doctor appointments, setting aside time to create a budget for your money, cleaning your home, and other non-glamorous things," she explains. "We typically don't feel guilty about cleaning our houses.
And according to the report, only 3 in 10 Americans purposefully block off time for themselves on their calendars. "The statistic saying that 1 in 3 people feel guilty about taking time for themselves is interesting to me because it's all in how you approach self-care," our lifestyle writer Jess Kasparian says, remarking that it "isn't always fun, easy, or glamorous. " She clarifies, "I believe self-care is more than our grooming routines or even our alone time.
While she admits "I feel guilty about taking some me time when I could maybe be doing work," she says, "I think self-care is a word that has lost a lot of meaning over the last few years, so I'm leery about telling people they need to take more or less of it.
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