6 science-based self-care tips

Did you know that listening to relaxing music can reduce cortisol (an important stress hormone)?

(Tchiki Davis/ Psychology Today) –– What is self-care? Self-care is generally thought to be the activities that individuals undertake to improve or restore their own health (Levin & Idler, 1983).

Self-care is thought to have originated from self-reliant individualism and also from a belief that ill-health could be prevented. Indeed, self-care can have a positive impact on nearly every form of ill-health, making it an extremely valuable practice (Levin & Idler, 1983).

Luckily, there are lots of ways we can practice self-care. If you’re not sure which ones to start with, this well-being quiz can help. (…)