Self-Care Interview with Bethany B.
"Throughout the pandemic I've had more time to get into self-care and think it’s such an important way to get through this strange and difficult time."
Bethany is 23 and lives near London 🇬🇧 She has recently started her Instagram account @bethany_eco_ to document her eco journey and help others live more sustainably with tips and tricks, product reviews, and crafty bits. Throughout the pandemic she has had more time to get into self-care and think it’s such an important way to get through this strange and difficult time.
What does self-care mean to you?
Self-care for me means doing positive activities and actions that help me maintain good physical and mental health.
Has your perception of self-care changed, particularly with the events of last year?
The last year has definitely made me realise the importance of self-care. Before it was something I rarely thought about because I was always so busy. Slowing down during the pandemic has given me the time to prioritise it and realise that it’s really important. With little to focus on during the day and not being able to socialise, I’ve found self-care to be more important than ever.
What are some of the misconceptions around self-care?
The first that comes to mind is that self-care is selfish. It’s definitely not! Taking time for yourself helps you to relax, reset and reenergise which allows you to be the best version of yourself and provide the best support to those around you.
What are some of your favourite self-caring activities/self-care routine or affirmations?
Recently I’ve been loving exercising, drawing, making crafts and reading.
How do you make sure you’re regularly prioritising self-care?
This month I’ve made a habit tracker in my bullet journal to motivate myself to read and exercise every day. I find it helps to keep track and have something to tick off.
Why is it so important to keep going even when you’re feeling better in yourself?
Self-care is so important all the time, not just when you’re feeling down or anxious. As they say, prevention is better than cure! Try to make it a habit and allocate time for self-care.