Spotlight on: #SelfCareAware
Living with MS isn’t easy. Some days, it’s hard just to even (get out of bed, get through the x, fake a smile). To recognize the importance of self-care, we're having a #SelfCareAware Soiree! Here's how you can participate:
Follow us on Twitter to get your daily self care tip. Use #SelfCareAware and tweet us how you are doing with your self care task! In addition, we've got lots of other ways for you to join in the celebration below!
Self care is about looking after and taking care of yourself - in a healthy way. Whether it’s brushing your teeth every day, drinking plenty of water, getting enough sleep, self-care activities are ways that help maintain your health. While they may seem little and unimportant, they actually add up and have a long term impact on how you feel.
In fact - regular self care has been shown to help people better cope, manage pain, have fewer flare ups, and more energy. That’s why we’re taking the next 14 days to celebrate being #SelfCareAware and sharing easy ideas on how you can do it.
See how other members of the community are #selfcareaware.
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