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10 Simple Strategies to Help You Prioritize Self-Care

By Sara Lindberg
Reviewed by Susan Ko, Ph.D.
August 02, 2022

When life feels overwhelming, adding another item to your to-do list can feel like a burden. But taking just a few minutes each day to do something for yourself can not only help make other tasks feel less daunting (and possibly even more pleasurable) but also help you ease stress levels.

Self-Care: More Than Just a Trend

“Self-care” has become one of the buzzwords of the decade, often used by self-help gurus, internet entrepreneurs, and beauty product brands alike. Many of us now think of self-care as indulgences, like bubble baths and expensive spa treatments.

Although these can be great ways to relax, the idea of prioritizing self-care is much broader and deeper than the luxury goods and services markets would have us believe—and doesn’t need to cost any money. It can be helpful to think about self-care as a holistic, multifaceted approach that doesn’t need to involve elaborate or commercial activities.