Self-care comes from the believe that your body is precious and valuable and worth taking care of. It’s about making choices in line with the uniqueness of your body because you want it to last as well as it can. Self care is predicated on the notion that nothing is wrong with your body, but it needs attention and love, just like anything you respect and admire.
Self-control comes from the belief that your body can’t be trusted, so it needs to be controlled. It comes from a place of feeling not good enough. Self-control is predicated on the idea that our body is wrong and if we can fix it we will feel better about ourselves. Self-control is necessary when we feel like we have to put up with something that we don’t respect or particularly like but we feel it’s our burden to live with.
When we stop seeing our body as something that’s wrong and needs fixing and start seeing it as a miraculous gift (regardless of its age, shape, colour, gender etc), self-care becomes a natural part of life.
The great news is, it’s possible to switch to self-care.
You’ve 100% got this.
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