The most neglected and ignored aspect of our self-care practices is preserving our space, keeping it sacred and eliminating toxicity. When you think of self-care, candles, yoga, and quiet time, these might be a few of the things that come to mind. While there is nothing wrong with practicing self-care through mindful actions and establishing serenity in your home, the previously-mentioned provides a vivid example of how narrow-minded we have become when we consider what it means to practice self-care. I would like to challenge you to step outside of this understanding and dig deeper into the relationship between practicing self-care and protecting your space by completely eliminating toxic aspects of your life.
This article was published on July 6, 2017 on Spoken Black Girl. Access the full article here!