Akilah, a sophomore at Eastern Senior High School in Northeast…
“No matter how small the gesture, regularly treating yourself
thoughtfully and with kindness will absolutely change your life.”
Relaxing, restoring and managing the different facets of your personal well-being is called self-care.
3 Incredibly Easy Acts of Self-Care You Can Do Right Now
1. Wash your face — a refreshing way to reset.
2. Make some tea — here are six natural tea remedies for stress and anxiety >
3. Stretch — it brings you back to your body and loosens your muscles, which sends immediate neurochemical signals to your brain that basically go, “Ok, you can relax for real now.” (It’ll probably help that jaw clenching thing you don’t even notice you’re doing, too.)
The good thing about stretching is that you can do it anywhere, the floor of your office, in the bathroom, while you’re in bed right before you go to sleep, wherever.
Some of these self-care acts seem too simple to make a difference, but don’t underestimate the cumulative power of consistent taking care of yourself. These little acts of restoration are surprisingly important.
And while it’s hard to prioritize something like taking a bath when you have so many other items on your to-do list, self-care is an important aspect of stress management.
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Recent science has shown that the pervasive belief that burnout is the price we must pay for success is a delusion. We know, instead, that when we prioritize our well-being, our decision-making, creativity, and productivity improve dramatically.
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