Hey y'all, hey!
I am so very happy that self-care and self-support are becoming more regular parts of our daily practice. If you follow me on Instagram (@tiffanydphd), you know that this is something I preach about often.
I truly believe that Black folks (Black women specifically) have generally been socialized to support all of the people around them often at the expense of their own well-being. While we have (wrongly) learned to believe that this is a virtue, I truly believe that it is inappropriate for healthy, whole living. Let me just say clearly: YOUR WORTH IS BIGGER THAN YOUR LABOR.
If you believe that (or are doing work to believe that), I want you to promise yourself to be more deliberate in taking care of you. Over the next few weeks, I'm going to talk about (and document) my own journey towards more deliberate self-care. In the meantime, let me tell you one relatively inexpensive thing I've done.
I went and bought myself a water fountain to keep next to my bed side. As someone spiritually linked to water, I've found that the sounds of running water help relax me, spark my creativity, and lend to my deeper thinking.
Because I want to be more deliberate in ensuring that my surroundings support my personal care, I knew that bringing in the fountain would help. Not only did I find an inexpensive one, I also found one that had a small led light that would project the image of the water's surface on the ceiling. Can I tell you I love it??? I'll link it below in case you want to check it out.
I hope that you'll join me on this journey of being more deliberately sacred in our living. I truly believe that our self-care is a revolutionary activity.