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10 Smart Self-Care Tips to Avoid Stress and Increase Joy

Self-care is extremely important for your mental and physical health. Nowadays, we easily let ourselves get too busy and forget to take time for ourselves. Linda Esposito, a contributor writer for Psychology Today, has some tips on self-care and how to avoid stress. 

  1. Wake up early and with intention - how you start each day matters 
  2. Check in with your thoughts - they become your actions 
  3. Make time for physical activity (even walking or stretching) 
  4. Choose what to say No to, and say No 
  5. Connect with someone you love 
  6. Practice slow, deep breaths
  7. Speak and act truthfully 
  8. Watch the projections 
  9. Be kind 
  10. Laugh 

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