Self-care doesn't work the way most of us think it does. It's often a very unbeautiful thing.
We like to believe we're pretty good at making life choices. The reality? Most of the time, we suck at it.
Personal growth and self-improvement isn't about life hacks, or books, or "unleashing the power within" (gag). It's an ongoing project - a muscle that we can strengthen and grow with time and practice.