TIps for Practicing Self-Care

What is Self-Care?

Self-care is more than an occasional treat, but a way of living each day that incorporates practices and behaviors that help you feel refreshed, re-energized, and rested. Self-care helps you deal with the daily stresses in your

life—from academic & workplace pressures, to interpersonal relationships, to future plans, and others. Everyone deals with stress differently, and everyone's preference for practicing self-care is different as well.

 

Why is Self-Care Important?

There are many reasons that self-care is important. Research shows that self-care helps to keep you healthy, helps you recharge and helps to improve your overall well-being.

 

How Can I Practice Self-Care?

There are lots of ways to practice self-care. What works for you may not work for someone else. The important thing is to make self-care a priority in your schedule. 

 

Here Are Some Ideas For Practicing Self-Care

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 Talk to yourself the way you would talk to someone you care about; replace self-critical thoughts with compassionate thoughts.

Practicing Self-Compassion

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Writing can help you process your feelings, ignite creativity centers in the brain, and help you be in the present moment. Take a few minutes each day to journal.

Journaling

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Carve out time for your passions and hobbies, whether that's hiking, crafting, dancing, reading for fun, etc. 

Do What You Love

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Gratitude can have powerful effects on your mood. Write down 3 things you're grateful for everyday. 

Practicing Gratitude

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Being in the present moment can help to reduce stress. Practice mindfulness by noticing your five senses; what do you see, hear, taste, feel, and smell right now?

Practicing Mindfulness

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Research shows that downtime replenishes the brain's stores of attention and motivation, encourages productivity and creativity

Unplug

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