Discover simple ways to improve your mood and wellbeing.

You’ve read that taking care of yourself needs to be a priority. But you may have many people or things vying for your attention. As a result, focusing on yourself seems unnecessary — even selfish sometimes. You also may have been raised in a family in which denying oneself was respected and even encouraged.
It’s hard for us to fill the roles we have in our lives when we are running on empty. Part of caring for and loving others is to love ourselves first. That means we make sure we put self-care first. Read further to find out how to start your self-care routine (or add to the one you have). If you are new to self-care or need a refresher, start with first things first. In Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, physiological or physical needs come first.