I have always been too hard on myself. Like many women of today, I bought into the you-can-have-it-all lie. I believed I could have it all even if it wasn’t all at once. Some days it’s all I can do to get out of bed. Self care is hard for me at times. It may be because of the illness, I don’t know. I think I just need to lower my expectations. I’ve decided instead of referring to self care as “the bare minimum”, I will call it “the least I can do for myself.” It may not be much different, but it sounds better somehow. More positive. And that’s what I think I need.