self care & self keeping

[thoughts to be gathered later re: commercialization of self care, boring self care, wellness industry, self keeping]

the more I think about it, the more I consider self-care and self-keeping to be two similar but distinct things:

self keeping: the day to day business of staying alive, being responsible for yourself, and remaining healthy

self care: the deeper practices of awareness and tending to higher-level needs


self-keeping » simple things that help me


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a guiding quote

Your purpose in life is not to love yourself but to love being yourself.

If you goal is to love yourself, then your focus is directed inward toward yourself, and you end up constantly watching yourself from the outside, disconnected, trying to summon the “correct” feelings towards yourself or fashion yourself into something you can approve of.

If your goal is to love being yourself, then your focus is directed outward towards life, on living and making decisions based on what brings you pleasure and fulfillment.

Be the subject, not the object. It doesn’t matter what you think of yourself. You are experiencing life. Life is not experiencing you.”

Margarita G.