Feeling busy and worn out seems common these days – and we don’t necessarily see that as a bad thing. We often believe that overwork and stress are signs that we’re working as hard as we should be.
So how can you prioritize taking care of yourself when society is encouraging you to push yourself to the point of exhaustion to succeed?
Put those productivity pressures on pause for a moment by taking in the message of this comic. Crass has some reminders of what we often forget when we talk about self-care.
With these tips in mind, you can find your own pace for self-care – and remember that taking time for yourself doesn’t make you less valuable, in spite of our culture’s capitalistic glorification of stress.
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Christine Deneweth is a Contributing Comic Artist for Everyday Feminism. A queer cartoonist and artist, Christine lives in Ypsilanti, Michigan. She is a cartoonist for Eastern Michigan University’s newspaper the Eastern Echo. She writes children’s books about mental disability and has a comic strip that has been published for five years. Comics can be found on her Facebook page, and art can be found on her Instagram @crassaster. Check out her work here!