Real self-care, the kind that brings you back from the ashes and rebuilds you from the inside out, isn’t glamorous. In fact, it’s anything but. • It’s raw, jagged, painful at times. There are tears, frustration, resistance. • At the end though, is pure joy. • Kinda like washing dishes (hear me out). • It’s not glamorous and usually the chore everyone runs away from, if given half a chance. Yet, it’s also a pretty rewarding one. • One of the goals of my self-care is for me to feel less stressed. I’m someone who’s always been sensitive to damaging stress (all stress is not created equal) so I’ve formulated my self-care to make me more resilient in that department. One of the ways I do that is making sure my sink is empty and clean before I go to bed at night. • It may not sound like much, but having a clean sink makes my hectic morning a little less hectic. It’s one less thing I feel I need to do before I leave for work and makes me feel proud of my past self for taking care of my future self. • Do I always get it done? No, but most of the time is better than less than most so I let good enough be good enough. • • What’s a weird self-care you do that keeps you less stressed?