September is Self-Care Awareness Month, and it is a very important month. Most people could benefit greatly from taking a bit of time to care for one’s self. However, most people encounter a number of obstacles along the way, one of the biggest being its connotation. Self-care is often seen as selfish. Choosing to put one’s needs above others every once in a while can result in feelings of guilt, especially if others perceive it as self-centered. We then end up putting others’ needs before our own and neglecting what we need. This can lead to burnout or other forms of physical and emotional exhaustion.
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