“Self-care” is a hot topic, but what exactly does it mean? According to Wikipedia, self-care “is any necessary human regulatory function which is under individual control, deliberate and self-initiated.” For this episode of Best of Both Worlds, Sarah and I decided to explore this topic, with an emphasis on the autonomous aspect of it.
In other words, when a lot of your life is dictated, even a shower without anyone yelling for you can feel like self-care. But as we continue on the hedonic treadmill (the kids are getting older and more independent!) then it can start looking more elaborate.
We discuss different forms of self-care, and how to build them into a logistically complex life. We discuss what each of us like (I do not like pedicures; Sarah does) and how to maintain energy during a draining work day.
In the question part, a listener who is expecting her first child asks if we ever get pushback about how we present our stories. The answer: yes! Also, such is life. We started Best of Both Worlds because we felt there was a gap in the marketplace for content aimed primarily at women in professional jobs. If you do have the resources to help support your life, what does it look like, logistically, to make that work? Or as Sarah so aptly put it, “Everybody talks about cooking dinner. Nobody talks about NOT cooking dinner.”
Anyway, we’d love to hear what you’re doing for self-care these days!