I am very good at taking bad care of myself. I can go a day without taking walks, brushing my teeth, without taking a bath, and without taking care of my skin.
I have chosen those kinds of days at one point in my life.
I have chosen even worse days, where I pushed my body beyond its limits and made myself feel even worse the next day. Pain flares were a punishment for bad behavior and because they were, I became bad at managing the pain.
I could be mad about those days, but I could also choose something else.
I can choose to do better. Bad self-care habits always come with a hint of a better way.
Every day, I can choose to take better care of myself. I can choose to listen to my body.
All it takes is to see that good self-care is as much of a choice as Bad self-care.