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Celebrate National Self-Care Day with Some "You Time"

We all live busy and sometimes hectic lives. It's important to take time to practice one of the most difficult practices of all - self-care.

In honor of Self-Care Day, here are some tips and suggestions to help you prioritize self-care in your daily life:

Practice mindfulness:

Mindfulness is the practice of being present in the moment and aware of your thoughts and feelings without judgment. Take a few moments each day to practice mindfulness, whether through meditation, deep breathing exercises, or simply focusing on your surroundings.

Self-care tip: sleep

Prioritize sleep:

Getting enough sleep is crucial for your health and well-being. Aim for 7-8 hours of sleep each night and establish a bedtime routine to help you relax and prepare for sleep.

Move your body:

Regular exercise is not only good for your physical health, but it can also improve your mood and reduce stress. Find an activity that you enjoy, such as yoga, running, or dancing, and make it a regular part of your routine.

Nourish your body:

Eating a healthy and balanced diet can help you feel your best both physically and mentally. Focus on incorporating whole foods, such as fruits, vegetables, and lean proteins, into your diet.

Connect with others:

Social connections are important for our mental health and well-being. Make time to connect with friends and loved ones, whether through phone calls, video chats, or in-person visits. Try to limit screen time and social media.

Set boundaries:

Learning to say no and setting boundaries is an important part of self-care. It is okay to prioritize your own needs and say no to things that do not align with your values or goals.

Take breaks:

It is important to take breaks throughout the day, especially if you work long hours or have a busy schedule. Take a few minutes to stretch, go for a walk, or simply take a few deep breaths to help you reset and refocus.

Do something you enjoy:

Make time for activities that bring you joy and make you feel happy. Whether it is reading a book, watching a movie, or going for a hike, prioritize activities that make you feel good.


The practice of taking care of your physical appearance to look and feel your best. It includes activities such as soaking in a salt bath, whitening your teeth, washing your hair, at-home facials, and grooming your nails. Self-grooming can boost self-confidence, improve hygiene, and promote overall well-being. Sujata wrote about three ways to cleanse your body.

In conclusion, self-care is an important practice that should be prioritized in our daily lives. By incorporating these tips and suggestions into your routine, you can improve your physical, mental, and emotional well-being and live a happier and healthier life. Happy Self-Care Day!

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At the age 17, through the guidance of his older brother Chris, he discovered the path of Buddhism. His journey with the practice has taken him across oceans and deep within himself. As a Zen bodhisattva, he works towards helping others find their own path without reward.


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