What is Self-Care?
Self-care simply means being kind to yourself, both mentally and physically. It is about knowing when your resources are running low, and stepping back to replenish them. It is about not letting those resources get too low in the first place. It is about consistently integrating self -compassion into your life on a daily, ongoing basis. Practicing consistent self-care can improve your mood and reduce anxiety. It can reduce the negative effects of stress.
The self-care journey is ongoing–and it changes over time. Here are some ideas and guidance to starting and growing your self-care routine:
Over the past few years, as self-care has risen in popularity, it has also risen in complexity. With products, classes, activities, and recommendations coming from every direction, it can feel really challenging to weed through everything and see what’s right for you. It can feel hard to even know what self-care is.