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Your guide to self-care


Self-care means meeting your own needs. You can do this a lot or a little, but it’s important to set a goal and stick to it. Tell yourself that you are valued. If you spend most of your time taking care of others, now is the perfect time to give back to yourself! There are six ways to think about self-care: your body, your job, your relationships, your emotions, your mental health and your spirituality.

Think about each section below and find tips to get started on your self-care journey.


Take care of your body

Physical self-care is about getting back to basics for your body. Try these tips:

  • Eat in a way that’s good for you
  • Exercise often
  • Sleep more


Manage your work and career

Balance your job and the rest of your life. Try these tips:

  • Turn off work messages at the end of the day
  • Take lunch breaks
  • Reward yourself when you reach goals


Spend time with family and friends

Get closer to people you love. Try these tips:

  • Do video calls with family
  • Take a walk with a friend
  • Ask for help from others
  • Join a club or community group


Watch your emotions

Ask yourself how you’re doing. Try these tips:

  • Keep a journal
  • Take time off
  • Vent when you’re angry
  • Find what makes you happy


Take care of your mind

Meet with a counselor or do something to calm your mind. Try these tips:

  • Mute phone alerts
  • Take a walk outdoors
  • Book a therapy session
  • Take time to reflect


Make time for religion or spirituality

These needs may not include religion but staying connected to the world around you. Try these tips:

  • Seek out nature
  • Meditate or sing
  • Attend a religious or spiritual service

The information provided is for educational purposes only and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Seek the advice of a doctor with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never delay seeking or disregard professional medical advice because of something you have read here.