Self-Love is the New Self-Care

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Happy February! Ah, here we are in the month of love. Psoriasister is keeping it short and chocolatey-sweet this month.

Since the election, Google searches for “self-care” have doubled. Friends, books, blogs, websites, magazines and virtually every platform have self-care content coming out of every nook and cranny.

Even this blog.

And this is a GREAT thing, don’t get me wrong, but I’m pretty ready for some long overdue “self-love” talk and content. I don’t know about you, but I have been googling that even more lately (shoutout to seasonal depression and my brief Otezla side effects).

Here are three things you can do to love yourself a little bit more this month.

  1. Watch/listen to Tracee Ellis Ross’ speech for GLAMOUR, if you haven’t already. This queen is EVERYTHING and knows exactly what it means to be the love of your own life.
  2. Write it out. Even if you don’t keep it in an official, aesthetically-pleasing journal, write it out. Write down what you LOVE about yourself today. I love how my hair looked today, I love how productive I was after lunch, even if it only lasted for an hour, I love that I turned that negative situation into a positive one, I love how I worded that email. This one is HARD but gets progressively easier if you keep the habit.
  3. Head to the chopping board. Are there people in your life or tasks that you do that do not make you feel good about yourself? Use February to take steps towards cutting that person or that task out of your life. Easier said than done, but taking care of yourself also means stepping away from the things that don’t amplify the love you want to have for yourself.

Best of luck and remember…

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Your Psoriasister, Clair

P.S. I’ve been on a major Broad City kick and you should, too, if you love a good laugh. 🙂


March is Women’s History Month so Psoriasister will be focusing on women with psoriasis and their stories. Speaking of which, if you identify as a woman and have a story (funny, real, positive, enlightening, powerful, etc.) about your psoriasis, your diagnosis, your treatment, Psoriasister would love to hear it. Simply tell us your story in the form below and see if you make it onto the blog! 🙂

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