When I ask my partner, a 32-year-old man who works in sales, what he does for self-care he doesn’t have a clue what I’m talking about. He’s not the only one.
Zak Edwards, 45, is the managing director of an online gift store. “I’ve never heard of it before,” he tells me in an email, before we discover Edwards has quite the extensive self-care routine. “I play lots of sport, go to the gym, play in a band and like activity holidays. But then I also work at relaxing. I meditate daily, read a lot and I’m learning to play the piano. I’m also into boxsets and documentaries.”
If self-care is a fancy label for taking an active role in protecting your wellbeing and happiness, particularly during stressful times, then plenty of us are at it.
There are almost 12 million posts on Instagram tagged #selfcare and App Store editors
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