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Stress: Taking Care of You in a Pandemic

As individuals who wear many hats as parents, grand parents, spouse, aunts, uncles, ancillary workers etc., so much is expected from you. However, if you do not take the best care of you, in preserving your own well-being in all areas of your life, your success will be a challenge.

Self-care is very important to achieving your individual goals in accomplishing the things you set out to do.

“You can’t really be present for the people in your life if you aren’t taking care of yourself.”

— Kerry Washington, Actress

What is self-care?

Self-care is the practice of taking an active role in protecting one’s own well-being and happiness, particular during periods of stress.

We are living in unprecedented times which can affect our ability to perform at our optimal level because of the sheer amount of stress that we daily face. Stress is a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from demanding life circumstances. It can come from any event or thought that makes you feel frustrated, angry, or nervous – though not all forms of stress is bad!

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