4. Practice stream-of-consciousness journaling
Dr. Murad loves journals, and he finds the most effective type of journaling involves writing about your day and any of the thoughts that flow naturally through your mind. “Self-care begins with self-discovery,” he says. “And committing your thoughts and ideas to paper can make a huge difference.” Consider it time that’s just for you. It’s a chance to sit calmly and forget the rest of the world for a few minutes.