The wind blowing through my hair,
life feels effortless, if only for a moment.
I soak in the last warm days of the year,
I know soon they’ll be gone,
and gone with it will be your smile,
I lose two beautiful things in the winter.
So I hold on to this effortless moment,
try to ingrain it in my memory
for those dark days when the sun won’t come.
I can remember the way you smile at me,
and I’m convinced the sun shines for you.
Self care is laughing at yourself
instead of beating yourself up.
Self care is going to sleep at 8pm because you’re tired.
Self care is eating when you’re hungry.
Self care is not buying yourself things you don’t need,
in hopes that it’ll cure your broken mind.
It’s letting yourself be upset,
and doing something that makes you happy.
It’s asking for help when you need it,
and letting yourself have a good cry to that one sad song.
It’s reaching out to an old friend,
even though you two haven’t talked much recently.
It’s being honest with yourself and those around you.
Self care is important,
because you’re the only one who will always be there for you.