10 Self-Care Strategies

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10 Self-Care Strategies


You can’t always control the circumstances that come your way, but you can control how well you take care of yourself. Taking care of your body, mind, and spirit is important for handling future stress. Implementing the 10 self-care strategies listed below can keep you functioning well, so you are ready for life’s challenges.

  1. Make sleep a priority – According to the National Sleep Foundation, adults should get 7-9 hours of sleep each night. Also, it’s important to keep a regular sleep schedule, even on weekends.
  2. Drink more water – Water plays a vital role in nearly every bodily function including proper circulation in the body, removing toxins, regulating the body’s cooling system, and proper digestion and nutrient absorption.
  3. Exercise on a regular basis – Studies show we should try to get a least 30 minutes of physical activity every day.
  4. Have a support system – Friends and family who support you and are there when you need them.
  5. Do what matters to you – Learn to say NO to things you do not want to do. Enjoy your hobbies!
  6. Pamper yourself – Take time to spoil yourself (manicures, pedicures, baths, etc.)
  7. Practice gratitude – Learn to appreciate even the littlest things! Recognize, acknowledge and reflect on things that make you grateful.
  8. Keep your mind sharp – Read, play games, complete puzzles or word games
  9. Seek serenity – Find ways to relax such as yoga, calming music, candles, a bath, reading the bible, etc.
  10. Enjoy life – Make life as enjoyable as you can! Find what makes you happy and focus on it. Take trips, spend time with friends and family, get a pet, find a job you love, volunteer…life is short, so make the most of it!




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