Next to hygge, self-care might be the most popular thing right now in the blogosphere, and rightly so. Taking care of yourself is an act of self-love and a necessity for everybody. However, the current trend is that you need to have an entire routine including funky bath products, and scented candles. Not that, that is a bad thing, however, it is not realistic, or helpful for everyone and is therefore not sustainable. Self-care should be effective and fit in your lifestyle, which doesn't mean you shouldn't free up time for it. Remember, you're important and you deserve to spend time with yourself.
How to make your self-care sustainable
Make self-care a daily thing
If you spend time on, or, with yourself every day, even if it's just small pockets of time, you are less likely to burn yourself up and then have to resort to a self-care routine that takes up all of that time in one go. Little things like waking up early enough to wake up in peace and get ready for the day, or taking the time to wind down at night can make a huge impact. Use the time you have and make it count.
Set boundaries for yourself
Do what is necessary and works for you
You know better than anyone else what you need to function as human being. You probably also know your limits. So, take the time that is necessary to take care of yourself. It doesn't have to be frilly, or glittery, self-care should be first and foremost be about you.