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Real self-care is seeing and accepting your imperfections and finding ways to improve yourself with compassion. It also means making compromises. No compromise is perfect. You manage the best that you can, without criticism or punishment for not doing things exactly the way you think you should be. *

*Adapted from psychology today:

Below are links to a few of the ways to you can get started on practicing self-care. Self-care is critical to being healthy and is especially important in the most stressful times of our lives. If you are ready to practice self-care, click on one of the buttons below to get started. If you want to read more about self-care and why it’s important, scroll down.

Practicing Self-Care Is Important: 10 Easy Habits To Get You Started

by Noma Nazish, posted at

You are sitting in the office; it’s a busy week at work. There’s an important meeting you’ve to prepare for, a social media campaign that you’ve to spearhead, loads of paperwork, and your calendar is jam-packed with tasks and events. So, how do you make room for all these things? You overwork, cancel your yoga session, cut back on socializing, and even skip a few meals.

To keep up with this roadrunner form of living, we don’t think twice before putting self-care on the back burner. More often than not, it takes a wake-up call to notice the toll this kind of lifestyle takes on our lives.

No matter how indulgent or fancy the term may sound, self-care is crucial for our physical, emotional and mental well-being. You shouldn’t neglect self-care and here’s why:

And if you’ve read till here, I am going to assume that you are ready to jump on the self-care bandwagon. So here are ten small, simple self-care habits that anyone can get into:

  1. Go for a run or a light jog.
  2. Meditate or do deep breathing for five minutes.
  3. Take a break when you need it.
  4. Choose who you spend time with.
  5. Laugh heartily at least once a day.
  6. Eat green daily.
  7. Avoid emotional eating.
  8. Start a journal.
  9. Learn to say ‘No.’
  10. Stop overthinking.

Lastly, don’t put it off for the next weekend, Christmas holidays or the zombie apocalypse. Start today and be regular. It won’t take long before you begin to see the difference!

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