Originally posted on Redbook.
The holidays are all about giving, but that doesn’t mean you are allowed to forget about yourself and your needs. Many of us are doing so much for others during the last few months of the year, but it might be a good idea to step back and ask ourselves “what do I want?” Self care is crucial when you're struggling with mental health, so don’t feel guilty if you spend a little less on others and a little more on yourself, even during the holidays. Don’t have the extra cash to go to some fancy spa? Throw on a K-Beauty face maska>, put on your favorite holiday rom-com, and sip on your some hot tea. Taking a personal moment can help you feel more relaxed and prepared to take on the busy season.