Self care can range from bubble baths, to meditation, to spending more time with family and friends.  Everyone’s self care will look different because we all have individual needs to tailor to. In our busy day to day lives, self care can be hard to make time for – often leaving our mental health on the backburner.

In order to keep your mental health in check, here are some of the ways you can better incorporate self-care into your everyday lives:

  1. Meditation
  2. Live in the present moment
  3. Try and think more positively
  4. Read
  5. Learn how to say no more when it is affecting your mental health

There are many other ways you can self care, but one of the most important is to try and think more positively.  Both about the world around you as well as about yourself. Self care prevents you from burning out too quickly.  Self care helps you avoid getting to a place where you feel like you can’t take it anymore, eventually leaving you to give up.  Self care reduces the overall negative effects of anxiety and stress.  Taking care of your mind and body means keeping your stress from taking over so you can function at full capacity.