Spotlight on: #SelfCareAware
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!
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.
Do you do any specific self-care activities that help with your IBD?
See how other members of the community are #selfcareaware.
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What changes are you making - or have you made in the past - to be more #SelfCareAware? How did the changes impact your life (and your (symptoms)? Share your story with the community.
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Have a self care tip that you can share? Join the conversation and discuss what being #SelfCareAware means to you.
It's a #SelfCareAware Soiree
Have you completed the IBD in America survey? Answer poll for survey link.