Ocasio-Cortez announces time off for ‘self-care.’ Fearing burnout, missing yoga lessons has her whining publicly

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Incoming Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has yet to begin her new job in Washington, D.C. but she is already feeling burned out.

The New York Congresswoman-elect told supporters on Monday that her major lifestyle changes have left her feeling worn and she will be taking a “week of self-care” to recuperate.

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“I am starting a week of self-care where I am taking the week off and taking care of me. I don’t know how to do that though, so I would appreciate any and all self-care tips,” she said in a video posted to her Instagram  account.

Adding a list of “signs of burnout,” the 29-year-old Democratic Socialist pointed out the importance of self-care for activists “because without it we WILL burn out and walk away.”

“So while I’m not going to Cancun or anything, I HAVE decoded to drive to upstate NY and spend a few days in the middle of nowhere,” she noted.

Ocasio-Cortez echoed her comments on Twitter where she remarked again about the importance of self-care, especially for “working people, immigrants, & the poor,” because it is “political.”

She lamented the loss of her comfortable lifestyle before she unseated incumbent New York Democrat Joe Crowley and went on to become the youngest woman to be elected to Congress.

“Before the campaign, I used to practice yoga 3-4x/week, eat nutritiously, read and write for leisure,” she wrote on Instagram. “As soon as everything kicked up, that all went out the window. I went from doing yoga and making wild rice and salmon dinners to eating fast food for dinner and falling asleep in my jeans and makeup.”

“I keep things raw and honest on here since I believe public servants do a disservice to our communities by pretending to be perfect,” she added. “It makes things harder for others who aspire to run someday if they think they have to be superhuman before they even try.”

Fans of the New York congresswoman-elect praised her remarks on Twitter.

Many others, however, criticized Ocasio-Cortez for her lack of understanding about what struggles real working class people are facing.

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