Self care may not be bath bombs and pedicures.

Although those are pretty awesome!

My day to day self care items are drawing, meditation, yoga, cycling, healthy food, getting out in the woods and rest.

Among all of these options I find that rest is the hardest.

Allowing myself to rest may be one of the most important forms of self care that I can do. Sitting idle helps my sympathetic nervous system get a break so my whole body and brain can recoup. Having fibromyalgia and knowing that my body reacts so strongly to stress (or excitement) means that I have to be vigilant with my stress levels.

Do you know what triggers your stress response and what self care helps you to recover?