Practicing self-care turns us into the best versions of ourselves, not only physically, but also mentally. As psychologist Guy Winch asks, “We brush and floss, but what daily activity do we do to maintain our psychological health?”
This kind of self-care doesn’t have to cost a fortune, and it doesn’t have to be torturous, as in doing 50 burpees a day while living on kale juice. Self-care is about bringing your life into balance, and it can be especially rejuvenating for those on the path to sobriety. Read on to explore the benefits of self-care as well as tips for practicing it.
Personalize a self-care routine that’s meaningful to you. Discover what takes your mind from a frazzled mess to one that is at peace. If you tend to be a people pleaser, practice boundaries. Above all, avoid activities that deplete you. This interactive self-care game guides and reminds you to take good care of yourself. Your mental health depends on it.