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Self-care tips for your busy schedule

Even with a busy schedule, you can find time to fit in self-care throughout the day, and it's imperative that you do. All aspects of self-care, including physical, emotional, and social, contribute to your overall wellbeing. Having a self-care routine decreases stress, lessens anxiety, and increases your feelings of happiness. Here are a few practical ways you can build self-care into your busy schedule:

Take care of your body. Exercising and eating healthy is not just something we do to prevent illness -- it's an integral part of your self-care routine. Treat your body right by feeding it nutritious and delicious food, exercising regularly, and getting enough sleep at night. Get outside for some fresh air every day, even for just a few minutes. If you can take your exercise outdoors, even better! Taking care of your physical body also improves your mental wellbeing — so it'll be worthwhile for you to emphasize getting this onto your daily schedule.