Self-care is important, probably now more than ever. In the state the world is in right now, feelings like anxiety and depression can hit hard. Motivation to do workouts without access to a gym might not be there and snacking is often one of the first things we turn to for comfort. So maybe you aren’t feeling your best. Maybe you’re having a tough time financially if you’ve lost your job, but it’s important to keep loving yourself through it all. Here are 14 ideas on how you can do that:

Allow yourself to relax and give yourself downtime without distraction

Practice being present with yourself, with others, and/or with nature

Understand your strengths and don’t be afraid to use them

Be honest with yourself and with others

Understand you’re human and you’re going to make mistakes. Imperfections are okay! And forgiving yourself goes a long way

Embrace your authentic self and understand not everyone’s going to like you and that’s okay, it’s actually fantastic!

Prioritize fun! Plan for it and make it happen.

Continuously pursue what you believe, value, and enjoy

Identify what you’re grateful for daily. Even better, use a journal for this!

Allow yourself to feel feelings and express your feelings

Find a hobby that brings you joy

Speak kindly and positively to yourself, like right now

Say “no.” Boundaries are an essential form of self-care. Don’t stretch yourself too thin by saying yes to everything and everyone.

Surround yourself with people who empower you and treat you with kindness and respect

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