12 Tips for Self-Care in 2021

Self-care is an extremely important concept that should be practiced by everyone regardless of age. Learning how to practice good self-care now will help you later in life.

When it comes to self-care, there are 4 important categories: emotional, physical, psychological, and spiritual health.

Here are some tips to help you get started on your journey of self-care:

  1. Make time for yourself a priority. Schedule in breaks if you need to.
  2. Keep a routine. This can help you feel physically and emotionally well.
  3. Eat regularly throughout the day to avoid eating too much.
  4. Get enough sleep. Avoid staying up very late and/or sleeping until noon. This will make you feel even more tired. Yes, there is such a thing as sleeping too much.
  5. Get moving. Any form of activity such as walking, jogging, or even yoga for 10 minutes a day.
  6. Practice good hygiene. Make sure to shower and brush your teeth daily.
  7. Drink water.
  8. Try something new.
  9. Focus on something positive. Write out your strengths and accomplishments.
  10. Try to be more mindful. Meditate, pray, or practice some form of spiritual outreach.
  11. Identify what is important to you. Think about how you can protect those values.
  12. Seek help if needed.

If you live in Northern New Jersey and need help finding a therapist, you can call the Access Center for Atlantic Behavioral Health at 888-247-1400. If you need immediate assistance, call 911 or the Northern New Jersey crisis hotline from Morristown Medical Center at 973-540-0100. It is open 24/7.

Other options available are the text  Crisis Text Line by Texting HOME to 741741 to connect with a Crisis Counselor. In addition, check out our national mental health resource page for additional information. If you need immediate assistance, call 911.