Taking the initiative to schedule routine tests and screenings, asking questions, and doing your own research on preventative health measures is the *ultimate* form of self-care. Self-care isn’t necessarily face masks or gratitude journaling or spending time in nature or creating a vision board (though these are great outlets). I would argue that scheduling a routine test that could prevent life-threatening forms of cancer among other illnesses is the most important form of self-care. I’m talking about the Pap test.
I encourage you, women of the world reading this, to take advantage of the health screenings available to us – check in with your primary care doctor or OBGYN. Find out if you’re due for your first/next Pap test. My self-care appointment is booked for next week – take the time to prioritize caring for yourself too.