Illustrations by Hannah Daisy:

I am loving this movement. By this point you've probably heard the term "self care" to describe the importance of looking after yourself. Often this is accompanied by elaborate descriptions of bubble baths, massages, and tropical vacations. But let's be real -- that isn't always possible. While those are all lovely things to do, self care doesn't need to be some grand gesture or over the top expensive endeavor. Enter: Boring Self Care. This is the notion that self care can be very, very simple -- even mundane. Sometimes taking care of yourself simply means you got out of bed today. You made time to study for an important exam. You went outside. You ate a healthy snack. These are the small victories that keep us moving, sustaining and nurturing us.

What small, radical way will you take care of yourself today?

Find more examples of boring self care here.