2. Rest Up
The Chopra Center (associated with American alternative medicine advocate Deepak Chopra) urges you to get enough rest as part of your self-care regiment. Even if you’re an energetic type, pushing yourself too hard without breaks can lead to burnout, notes the site.
The site explains there are different kinds of people, but that a central set of rules should apply to all including taking time to wind down from a job, and even practicing meditation. The bottom line is you’ll be more productive after you rest–don’t look at rest as a waste of time. “Although some of you have been conditioned to believe that taking time for yourself is selfish or indulgent, nothing could be further from the truth,” notes the source.