It's already February, but never to late to make this resolution-to take care of yourself.

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New York Times article explores 8 ways to be kinder to yourself in 2020.

#1)  Take more time for yourself.

Choosing to spend time alone can benefit your social relationships, improve your creativity and confidence, and help you regulate your emotions so that you can better deal with adverse situations, according to experts.

#2)  Take time to do nothing at all

Perhaps it’s time to stop all this busyness. Being busy —if we even are busy — is rarely the status indicator we’ve come to believe it is. Nonetheless, the impact is real and anxiety disorders and stress-related diseases are on the rise.

#3)  Cultivate more casual, low-stakes friendships

Think of the parents you see in the drop-off line at school.  Your favorite bartender.  The other dog owners at the park. The sociologist Mark Granovetter calls these low-stakes relationships, 'weak ties.'  Not only can these connections affect our job prospects, they also can have a positive impact on our well-being by helping us feel more connected to others.

 

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