Self-care is an activity you do on purpose and with intention to take care of your body, mind, and/or spirit. Self-care is anything that makes you feel relaxed, happy, at peace, and helps you recharge so you can be fully present in your life. The roots of self-care date back to ancient times when people practiced these ideas without much thought, since they were easily accessible. Today, we have to work a little harder to establish some of these routines in our lives, which over time will lead to a happier, healthier you.
Self-care is exactly what it sounds like: care for you. Self-care isn't necessarily about taking bubble baths or meditating. It's about recognizing what's good for you and nurturing yourself in whatever way makes sense to you.
Some people feel that self-care has to be a large or expensive gesture when it can really be something simple you do each day to take care of or center yourself. Self-care doesn’t have to cost anything.