Self-care is the practice of taking action to preserve or improve one’s own mental and physical health. Self-care can include getting enough sleep, taking the time to exercise, going to dinner with friends, and partaking in activities that help you feel relaxed and recharged. Self-care can help reduce stress, improve happiness, increase energy, reduce burnout, and reduce anxiety and depression. When going through cancer and cancer treatment it is important to practice self-care techniques to improve your overall health. In the link below are 5 self-care practices for every area of your life.