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I'm kind of annoyed that "self-care" has become conflated with "treat yourself". Yes, sometimes treating yourself can be an act of self care

But most of prioritizing self care is meeting your core needs. It's telling yourself it's ok to take time to eat a healthy meal or take a shower. It's making sure you put the things you need to be healthy at a higher priority

The whole "self care is luxuries" captialist takeover of an important mental health concept just chaps me

@calcifer Yeah, I self-cared myself after being very ill into a ridiculous amount of debt.

In the end I found that I was a lot happier without much of the clutter I'd accrued.

Simplicity as self care.

@docskrzyk this is a key thing: a little luxury from time to time can be valid self-care, but often those kinds of things are distractions from doing actual self care

Going shopping when you need new clothes, and making that a bit of a break for yourself by also buying a bit of art or something? Fantastic. Going shopping when what you need is an evening to yourself or quality time with a friend isn't going to help beyond a little hit of reward chemicals.

@calcifer conversely, 2021 brought the wonderful phrase "go touch grass"

@calcifer yes there's such a difference between self care and self soothing behaviours and they get wrapped up into one thing

fuck capitalism tangent 

@calcifer

Captialism trying to pitch self-care as a "luxury" implies that it's non-essential and reserved for the elites.

Can we just take a moment to acknowledge how fucked up that is?

fuck capitalism tangent 

@The1AndMany I think they're kinda doing the reverse. Pitching small luxuries as "self-care" to try to extract money from the middle class on down. They're basically rebranding bougie-lux as mental health

Which, yes, is fucked up

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