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Take Hold of Your Wellness in 2017 With Our Self-Care Challenge

Saving money, working out, and being more adventurous are popular New Year's resolutions, but there's one that should be on the top of everybody's list in 2017: self-care. The condition of your overall wellness and mental health is a basis for everything else you can handle, so you need to make your well-being a priority. It's perfectly OK to put yourself first in this case. Step into the New Year with the mindset of taking hold of your needs, whether that's emotional, physical, spiritual, or psychological. Your mind and body will thank you. See if you notice a difference by implementing the following tips into your daily routine. Take our self-care challenge ahead!

  1. See friends and family regularly.
  2. Take a moment to breathe and reflect each day.
  3. Opt for long evening baths instead of quick morning showers.
  4. Eat healthy.
  5. Practice yoga or meditation.
  6. Let your mind spill freely into a journal.
  7. Make time for your hobbies and interests.
  8. Reduce or eliminate alcohol from your life.
  9. Get your sweat on.
  10. Drink plenty of water.
  11. Find ways to relax that work for you.
  12. Laugh more.
  13. Treat yourself to a massage.
  14. Seek professional help if your current support system isn't enough.
  15. Get seven to nine hours of sleep each night.
  16. Do something you've always wanted to do.
  17. Take days off when you're feeling overwhelmed.
  18. Be vocal about your concerns and needs to loved ones.
  19. Join a club or volunteer organization to have a sense of community.
  20. Dedicate a few minutes each morning to mentally prepare for your day ahead.
  21. Set time before you sleep to do something for yourself.
  22. Reward yourself.
  23. Make time to read.
  24. Focus on the present instead of dwelling on the past or worrying about the future.
  25. Pay it forward.
  26. Think of people or things that make you happy.
  27. Eliminate toxic people from your life.
  28. Listen to music.
  29. Have more sex.
  30. Take a break from social media.
  31. Clear your living space from clutter.
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