the act of attending to one’s physical or mental health, generally without medical or other professional consultation (often used attributively): It’s been a rough week, so this weekend is all about self-care through exercise.
the products or practices used to comfort or soothe oneself (often used attributively): Seeing friends is my self-care.Taking a bath is a great self-care activity when you’re feeling stressed.
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How to use self-care in a sentence
Even if you do it wrong, the psychological act of taking a few minutes to give yourself a bit of self care will be worth it.
She had never learned the ABC of woman's wisdom, the steady cult of self-care, self-beautifying, self-refining.The Brimming Cup | Dorothy Canfield Fisher
He had self-care; he knew how to provide for his own wants, and how to extend his manly sympathies to others.Memoir of Rev. Joseph Badger | Elihu G. Holland
She had playfully shown him the passage as a timorous hint at better self-care; but he smilingly rose and went out.John March, Southerner | George W. Cable
In order that applied Christianity may have the power of self-help and self-care, industries are introduced.
Of late, self-care and self-enrichment, as a principle of life, have been berated and harshly condemned.A Man's Value to Society | Newell Dwight Hillis