We’ve all been there: had a bad day at work, the kids won’t stop screaming and there is nothing in the fridge for dinner. It never ends. You feel like you will never catch up.
Life is full of surprises. We can’t go back and we can’t predict the future.
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And sometimes, you forget to take care of yourself in the process.
You could be going through a tough time. Perhaps you’ve just had a recent breakup or did a sudden move.
You may also be struggling with anxiety or depression. If that is the case, it’s best to talk to a professional and get it properly treated. Causes of anxiety or depression vary from environmental to chemical.
Self-care should not be something you do once in a while when you’re exhausted. You need to get into the practice of taking care of yourself every day. This helps prevent burnout.
When you learn how to take care of yourself, you feel better about yourself — it shows. Your family and friends will also notice.
If you feel yourself close to shutting down from stress and burnout, here are 21 self-care tips to try.
1. Sleep on it
You really need a good night’s rest. This will allow your body and your mind to revive from the exhaustion you’re feeling.
2. Talk it out
Call a friend or family member and talk about how you are feeling. Wait for their feedback.
3. Take a self-care day
Call in sick, relax, and play during the day. Stay away from electronic gadgets — they will only make you feel like working.
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