Today’s self-care looked like a hair cut and color from my amazingly talented friend Naomi. Seriously, she is so good at what she does. Getting my hair done is my biggest beauty splurge, and I honestly feel like it is totally worth it (luckily this time I had a coupon for 50% off color, which didn’t hurt).
I also slept in because it was a holiday and I didn’t have to go to work. I was up way too late the night before and had spent a decent amount of time crying (it was a good kind of emotional release sort of crying, but boy, did it wipe me out), and the sleep was much needed. And because I still didn’t feel totally with it after getting my hair done, I made the decision to skip class. Just this one time.
I’m glad I did, as I went home and napped and then went out for wings with my housemate. I would have been totally useless in class, and I don’t want to be there if I can’t be fully present and participate. I was emotionally and physically drained. So, I gave myself the night off. I’m learning through this process that a lot of what self-care is about is prioritizing my time and being really honest with myself about what I need when. Tonight, I needed to not be in class. And I’m ok with that.