Self-care means taking the time to do things that help you live well and improve both your physical health and mental health. When it comes to your mental health, self-care can help you manage stress, lower your risk of illness, and increase your energy. Even small acts of self-care in your daily life can have a big impact.
Download PDF Download ePub Order a free hardcopy En EspaÃ±ol Do you feel very happy and outgoingâ€”or very irritableâ€”on some days, but unusually sad or anxious on other days? Do the â€œupâ€ periods go along with increased energy or activity? Do the â€œdownsâ€ go along with low energy, hopelessness, or inability to enjoy what you … Read more
Anxiety at a Glance Anxiety is a feeling of worry, nervousness, or fear about an event or situation. Itâ€™s normal for people to feel anxious in response to stress. Sometimes, however, anxiety becomes a severe, persistent problem thatâ€™s hard to control and affects day-to-day life; if you have this type of problem, you may have … Read more
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