Take time out to breathe.

85+ Self-Care Ideas to Improve Your Well-Being

Take at least a minute, in the early morning and at certain times of the day, to take three (or more) deep, cleansing breaths.

You can tell yourself each time you inhale that you’re taking in creative energy, personal power, and a renewed commitment to your goals and your intentions for that day. With every exhalation, you can imagine yourself getting rid of worries, nervous energy, and negative thoughts.

Whatever works, taking the time to breathe and to be conscious of your breaths lets more oxygen into your lungs and gives you a chance to practice mindfulness, which is an important part of effective self-care.