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self-care

[ self-kair ]
/ ˈsɛlfˈkɛər /
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noun

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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Origin of self-care

First recorded in 1860–65
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self-care

n.

The care of oneself without medical, professional, or other assistance or oversight.
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