As much as I like writing, especially writing about health, science, and medicine, it is a challenge to come up with interesting topics to write about on a regular basis. Since the election, it has been impossible for me. I have not been able to think about anything else. Paying attention to self-care and wellness seem rather selfish and unimportant at the moment.
We have bigger problems.
Now that it has been over four weeks and I can get through the day without crying, I am want to get back at it. I still grapple with my perception that self-care is trivial compared to the larger issues at hand, but it is time to start again.
Because now is as critical a time as ever to take care of yourself. Maintain or establish new healthy habits. Feel well. Enjoy life, even if it seems the world around you is falling apart.