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Self Care 101
(The importance of self care)
Self care shouldn’t be fancy or extra it should be something simple you like.
1. Find something you enjoy
2. Pick a day out of the week to do it
3. Activity should be done alone (break away from socializing for a moment and focus on yourself)
4. Make it a routine (try not to always keep it on the back burner)
5. Try new things!
Juggling life isn’t easy.. but we got to do it whether it’s work, family or your social life. During my 20s I have tried to conquer all these at once knowing that these are all important areas in my life that require my attention. Lately I have learned that I must balance these out to maintain my sanity. While work or school is important it’s important to set time aside to be around those you love and care for (family and friends). Being around your family and friends is a good way to disconnect from the stresses you may have at school or work. Going to social outings is also great for disconnecting from those stressors as well. Being able to connect or interact with people whom you may have never interacted with before is a plus. Set aside time for yourself as well. Do activities you really enjoy. If you don’t have a hobby, create one or find one. Doing something outside of your area of interest can be exciting and fulfilling. Never know until you try it. Spending alone time has also been something that has been essential for me. During this time I have learned my wants, needs and goals. Balancing won’t be easy. Learn to separate work and play. Make time for both but most importantly for yourself.