By Toni Gasparis
Too often we give our free time and energy to helping others until we burnout. But putting yourself first every now and then can help you refresh and reset to be even more useful to the world around you. At its core, self-care is about treating yourself with love and respect and doing something that brings you joy. While many people believe that self-care is a luxury afforded only to those who have lots of time on their hands, life coach and author Cheryl Richardson says that interpretation is wrong.
Richardson says self-care isn't about time management, it's about self-management — that is, using your time and energy on small things that can help improve your happiness and well being. Whether it's treating yourself to your favorite coffee at the café near your office, or listening to your favorite song in the car, small actions can make big impacts on your mental health. Try out Richardson's 10 self-care tips and learn how to put yourself first.