[BYWG BLOG]Do You Know the Difference? Self-Care vs. Self-Comfort vs Self-Indulgence


☕ 📗 Self-care is a strategy that helps you to deal with stress proactively. Some stress is good, it allows us to  learn, grow, and get stronger. But too much stress is not good. 

Self-care allows you to feel temporary stress that helps you to grow while caring for your whole self – physical, mental, and emotional.


🛌🏿 Self-comfort aims to ease the discomfort versus pushing you towards your goals – and will likely keep you right where you are.

If you keep doing what you have been doing, you will keep getting the same results.


📺 Self-indulgence is defined as the excessive or unrestrained gratification of one’s own appetites, desires, or whims


Self-indulgent choices, when done often enough, will move you backwards.


The more you choose the comfortable choices, the less likely you will be to make progress toward your goals.


When you get out of your comfort zone and accept the challenges, progress and change happen.


While everyone chooses self-comfort once in a while, it’s important to know that if you choose self-comfort often enough, it will keep you right where you are. 


Examples of self-care:

  • Choosing nutritious food more often than not.
  • Drinking enough water.
  • Turning down a social invitation because you need alone time.
  • Going for a walk.
  • Opting for an early bedtime in lieu of another night out.
  • Pursuing personal development.
  • Going for annual doctor exams.
  • Seeking help from a mental health professional.


We encourage you to use this time to learn, grow, be productive and rest – not overly indulge in behaviors that don’t serve you well.


What have you done to learn, grow, be productive or just rest this week?