8 Simple Tips for Starting a Lasting Self-Care Routine

Updated by Cratejoy Editor

You’ve heard it all before – self-care is important for maintaining your emotional well-being and physical and mental health.

The concept has caught on like wildfire in the last several years, and for good reason. In our increasingly wired world, it’s harder than ever to disconnect. This means the lines delineating the work-life balance get blurry, and more of our social interactions take place in the competitive sphere of social media . It’s easy to forget to take care of yourself when you’re moving at the speed of “like.”

Enter self-care: the simple art of intentionally checking in with yourself and ensuring your mental, emotional, physical, and social needs are met. We know self-care is good for us, and we know we should do it! But like so many other no-brainer “good for us” activities (think exercise, flossing, sticking to New Year’s resolutions), building self-care practices into our routines is easier said than done.

But never fear! We’ve got your back. Just use these 8 self-care tips to create a routine that's simple to stick to.