You hit a wall, so you start doing “self-care.”
Quiet time, journaling, fresh air, running, couch time, cookies, lots of bed, therapy, warm baths, PTO days, sharing your sadness with a friend. . . .
It becomes a top priority in your schedule because it has to, because you’re breaking down.
Are you allowed to prioritize (read “absolutely insist on”) self-care when you’re not breaking down?
Are your insides and mental health allowed to be just as important when you’re already doing well?
Or does it have to be a cycle?