Spotlight on: #selfcareaware

Spotlight on: #SelfCareAware

Last updated: June 2018

Living with IBD isn’t easy. Some days, it’s hard just to even get out of bed. That’s why we’re taking the next 14 days to celebrate being #SelfCareAware and sharing easy ideas on how you can do it. Join us in our #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!

What’s “self care” all about, anyway?

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.

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