But I think some parts of self-care can be related to identity. If you have the energy to do something active that's great, but even when you have to be more passive, there are still ways you can keep your passions alive. For example, if you like a creative activity, or if you love reading you can do that. Read something that really matters to you, rather than just whatever you can find. If you need to be careful what you eat, and you love cooking, look for some recipes that suit your diet. Even if all you can do is watch TV, try to find something you are interested in, rather than just whatever is on.
Your identity encompasses all of the things that are important to you, so self-care will be a lot easier and more effective if you keep these things in mind, even when things are really bad. Even if you are in hospital, you're not going to sleep all the time. So bring something that can keep you distracted.
How do you think identity and self-care are interconnected? What is important for you when you practice self-care?