3 Ways to Show Yourself a Little Self-Care

Practicing a few minutes of self-care every day is an important step to staying happy and healthy.

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The Importance of Self-Care

For many women, self-care may seem indulgent or even selfish. But this couldn't be farther from the truth! In fact, it's super important to be kind to yourself. Neglecting self-care can have a negative impact on your health and your relationships.

Practice the following three self-care habits that make you healthier, happier and stress less.

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Move Your Body Every Day

Not because you "have to", but because you feel awesome and energized when you do. Try scheduling your workouts, going for a walk on your lunch break or fitting in a HIIT workout in you living room. Here's how to get motivated to work out.

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Create a Morning Ritual

I know this can sound impossible for many (especially busy moms) but it will change the entire tone of the day. Try getting up 10 minutes earlier to stretch, have your cup of coffee in silence, journal or look through magazines.

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Snack Healthy

Poor snack choices suck your energy and prevent you from feeling awesome. Nourish your body with healthy and delicious snacks like trail mix, veggies and hummus or grass-fed jerky.

Ana Alexandre is a life coach and holistic nutritionist. Follow her on Twitter @anacalexandre and Instagram @anacalexandre.