The countdown to the new year has begun. As we move toward the end of 2019, it’s time to whip out your notebook and consider ways to improve your life next year. If you’re hoping to be happier and healthier than ever (and who isn’t?), be sure to add some self-care to your list.
“Self-care means taking part in activities that improve your mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical well-being,” Christopher Ryan Jones, PsyD, told POPSUGAR. “We live in a very busy world. There are so many things that are bidding for our time. Many people are so busy they often forget to take care of themselves.” The next thing you know, you’re overcome with the stress of your day-to-day life. “This is detrimental to your health and well-being and actually makes you less productive in the long run,” he explained. With that in mind, here are seven simple ways you can turn the tides this year.