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Self-care refers to the practice of taking deliberate and proactive steps to promote physical, mental, and emotional well-being. It involves taking care of oneself in a way that fosters optimal health and wellness, and can include a variety of activities, such as getting enough sleep, eating a healthy diet, exercising regularly, practicing mindfulness and relaxation techniques, and engaging in hobbies or activities that bring joy and fulfillment.

Self-care is an important aspect of maintaining a healthy and balanced lifestyle. It helps individuals manage stress, prevent burnout, and improve overall quality of life. Taking care of oneself can also have a positive impact on relationships with others, as it can increase feelings of self-worth and self-confidence.

Examples of self-care activities can include:

Going for a walk or run
Taking a relaxing bath
Getting a massage or practicing self-massage
Practicing yoga or meditation
Eating a healthy and balanced diet
Getting enough sleep
Spending time with loved ones
Engaging in hobbies or activities that bring joy
Seeking professional help when needed
It's important to note that self-care looks different for everyone and can change depending on individual needs and circumstances. It's important to prioritize self-care regularly and make it a part of daily life in order to maintain optimal health and wellness.

Paddy Kalish OD, JD and B.Arch

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