Let’s talk, for lack of a better term, about self-care. Even if we have issues with the term, the purpose is completely legit. The skeptic in you might say: Why do I need self-care anyway? The trend or commercialization of the term has mostly come about as a result of the imbalance that’s come up in many of our lives. Self-care encourages self-compassion, lets you press pause on multitasking, and cuts the toxic effects of stress. It prevents burnout, improves focus, encourages the relaxation response, and raises your immunity. So let’s discuss some of the things you can do to introduce self-care into your life.