Our experts provide tips to build a self-care routine, finding a new rhythm, the benefits of different self-care forms, and more.
To paraphrase RuPaul, if you can’t take care of yourself, how in the hell are you gonna take care of someone else? From taking a nap, to hitting a happy hour and all things in-between taking a little time for yourself can work some serious wonders. Self-care can come in many forms and likely differs from person to person. Say your best friend considers a 5-mile run to be self-care while the simple thought of it makes you squirm. Others might toss on a face mask for a relaxing bubble bath for their self-care night. It can even be as simple as saying no, setting boundaries, spending time alone, or asking for help. There is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to taking care of oneself. A gentle reminder that self-care does not mean you are being selfish or self-indulgent. Self-care means taking care of yourself so that you can be healthy, and be your best self in your day-to-day life and all that you do. It is important to look after yourself, your well-being, and your physical and mental health in order to reach your truest potential.