Here at Ritual Care, our take on taking care of yourself is a little different than you might be used to. And I think that’s a good thing.
I founded Ritual Care 10 years ago, inspired by my own self-care journey. My care helped me recover from burnout, retire from my career as a corporate lawyer in New York City, and start loving the hell out of my life. It also led me to the work I’m here to do in this world: help you love your life, too.
In my world…
1. SELF-CARE ISN’T A TREAT | Here’s what no one tells you about self-care: it’s not a “treat” you have to earn. Real self-care is a daily practice based on much bigger principles, like self-awareness, honesty, boundaries, courage and a commitment to growth—life-long benefits that feel way better. Real self-care is the relationship you have with yourself. Your rituals are what help it flourish.
2. THERE IS ALWAYS TIME | We all say we need more hours in the day—when what we need is more self-worth. There is always time to take care of the most important things. You, love, are a most important thing.
3. BEING GOOD TO YOURSELF IS AS IMPORTANT AS BEING A GOOD MOTHER (OR OTHER) | When you are good to yourself, it’s good for everyone else. Your care is a positive correlation to how connected you are to others—your children, your partner, your colleagues, your clients, your barista.
4. CHAOS IS THE PERFECT PLACE TO PRACTICE | Most people have a knee-jerk reaction to “get rid of” stress—but you can’t practice being calm if everything is always easy. In fact, chaos is the secret to learning how to be calmer no matter what. Stress can be your superpower.