Instead of comparing our pain to others, let’s try to find comradery in our similar injuries. Instead of saying “Oh, I have that too and [insert attempt at oneupmanship],” say, “I feel you. I’m sorry you’re in pain. I have some suggestions on how to help.”
As you can imagine, when I got home from work, playing beauty salon was pretty low on my list of things I wanted to do. Alas, part of this self-care challenge is doing things that are good for me, even if I don't want to do them. So, I hit up Pinterest and found what new thing I was going to do with my hair.
Thank heck, I can get some of that garbage out of my email so I can actually find the things I've starred as important. Then, I realized that email isn't my only inbox. I realized that, if I were to truly do this challenge to the fullest extent, I'd have to do something I've been avoiding for over a year now.