Mental health and wellbeing is very close to our hearts, and while we truly aim to have an always-on approach to covering all aspects of mental health, we have chosen to shine an extra bright light on #WorldMentalHealth today, and for the rest of October.
We bring you The Big Burn Out — a content series made up of honest personal essays, expert advice and practical recommendations.
With self-care still being such a big buzzword, it's important to remember that this practice encompasses more than just buying yourself flowers (though that's a valid form, too!). Self-care ultimately means putting yourself first — and no, it isn't selfish at all. It's understanding the importance of listening to and honouring your needs from a health, spiritual, and personal standpoint.
And because everyone's needs vary, there isn't a one-size-fits-all way of practising self-care. For some, it may call for ridding toxic people from their life, while others might find it necessary to turn down plans because they've had an exhausting week at work. Whatever will help you feel restored on multiple levels is exactly what you need. See 21 of our favourite self-care quotes from Instagram that help drive this philosophy home.