15 Lessons in Self-Care to Help Get You Through the Week

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Self-care shouldn’t only be reserved for your weekly yoga class or sleeping in on Sundays. Treating yourself with respect and kindness is a lifelong pursuit, and it only gets easier with experience.

The way you take care of yourself may look different than it does for others, and that’s okay: the only thing that matters is that you set aside time during your day to relax, unwind and give yourself a little TLC. Try incorporating one of these 15 tactics for showing yourself some love throughout the week:

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Speak up

If you usually falter when confronted, you’ll probably know about the dreaded “instant replay of the argument in the shower” thing. Instead of regretting your words—or your silence—after a confrontation, speak up for your beliefs. Caring for yourself means you allow your opinions to be heard despite fear.

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