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Practicing self-care

It’s okay to put yourself first. Self-care is an important part of managing your stress and can help you stay happy and healthy.

What is self-care?

Self-care is what you do to care for your mind, body, and spirit. Practicing self-care can help anyone feel mentally and emotionally strong when dealing with life’s many ups and downs.

What are some self-care techniques?

Common self-care techniques include mindfulness and meditation, but there are many ways to care for yourself. It’s important to explore your options and find activities that are fun or meaningful to you.

Even a little self-care goes a long way. If you’re on the go or short on time, you can try digital apps on your mobile device. Helpful articles, audio, and videos are also widely available online. Here are a few online self-care tools to get you started:

Benefits of self-care

Taking care of yourself is an important part of building resilience, or bouncing back from stress, trauma, and burnout. Self-care can help you recognize your emotional responses to stress, and develop coping skills to manage them.

Self-care during COVID-19.
Try these free resources for in-the-moment coping skills:

But it isn’t just for the bad times. Practicing self-care can help you sleep better, improve focus, and strengthen relationships. That positive daily routine can support a happier, healthier outlook so you can enjoy the good times, too.

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