Since no one is there to notice if I slip up, I lie to myself, make excuses to myself, and stop. The truth is this: no one will know if I don’t take care of myself, and I can deceive myself about the amount of self-care I’m actually practicing.
Instagram, Facebook, Tumblr, and even Pinterest itself have become a meme-a-palooza for the best (worst?) Pinterest fails. There are slideshows all over social media showcasing demented looking Minion cupcakes, “updos” that end up looking like you just drove down the freeway with the top down, and repainted furniture that would be better off hidden under a sheet than on display in your bedroom.