I am in bed right now.
I have been to the dentist this morning and now I need to recover.
In the past, this would have seemed ridiculous to me. To stay in bed during the day was akin to being a sloth. Now I know that when I allow myself rest when needed, I allow myself better health.
And then, maybe in a couple of hours, when the sedation is out of my system and I feel like myself again, I will head out and run the mile-long list of errands in my bullet journal.
Caring for myself and caring for my health means that I am in close contact with my body. That I know what I need when I need it and that I do whatever it takes to feel optimum health.
For now, I will have some juice and some tea, and recline in the pillows, because that is what my body needs right now.
And when it comes to self-care, my body is the boss, no matter how much my mind shouts that I need to do something useful.