Maybe it’s my age (I’m entering a new decade, but I won’t say which one), maybe it’s all the meditations I’ve been doing focusing on self-respect lately, or maybe it’s the fact that I binge-watched all of “Tidying Up With Marie Kondo” in two days, but I’ve been on a tear lately with boosting my self-care. I have a new, heightened awareness of my appearance, how I feel inside and out, and my home. It’s not a vanity thing. I’m not obsessing over losing three pounds or getting a laser peel for one new wrinkle. I’m just talking about opting for quality over quantity or quality over speed when it comes to self-care. At first, making the small improvements felt like work. But ultimately, they’ve made the other areas of my life feel…easier…brighter…more seamless. It’s amazing what good self-care can do for your whole world. Here are ways you may want to level up in your self-care.
Buying real jewelry
Plastic, costume jewelry is fun for a night but it quickly cracks, breaks, or falls apart. And something about it just feels…cheap. It’s better to have only a few quality pieces of real jewelry—whether that’s real gold, silver, pearls, or crystals—than tons of fake jewelry.