55 Best "International Self-Care Day" Tweets That Show Why Taking A Break Is So Important For Mental Health

In recent months, aka in Trump's America, there has been an increased focus on the importance of self-care. What you might not have known is, each year, an entire day is dedicated to this practice: July 24. International Self-Care Day stands as a chance to celebrate and embrace the power of self-care. It is also a time to remind yourself, and each other, of why you should continue to, or begin to, practice self-care. Twitter embraced the day in typical fashion with trending hashtag #InternationalSelfCareDay.

Falling on a Monday, it may feel especially difficult to find the energy or motivation to implement self-care into your life. Personally, I have made many attempts that have taken a wide variety of forms, some finding a way to stick and others failing miserably. To me, and I would assume to others, part of the problem is the inability to commit to doing anything else in my day. The truth is, for me, this is an excuse. I could wake up 10 minutes earlier to get a meditation session in and I am perfectly able to stay off my phone before I go to bed — but it's hard.

Breaking routine and actively doing something good for yourself can be scary. What if you take action and nothing changes? The key is to remember that everyone is different and the type of care you need varies. For me, I've noticed that if I spend my night reading instead of watching Netflix, I mentally feel significantly better. The hardest thing is starting but, before you know it, the change you've made becomes your new routine. Now I can't wait to get back to my latest book. Sure, there are plenty of times I turn to my computer instead, but any self-care is better than no self-care.

Find inspiration in the best hashtag #InternationalSelfCareDay tweets that will remind you how important taking care of your mind and body is.

1. Determine What You're Called

DRCC on Twitter

3. Make Time For Yourself

P R O N G S 🦌 on Twitter

4. Love Yourself Unconditionally

Lindsay Gee on Twitter

5. Always Be Good To You

CMHA Edmonton on Twitter

6. Pat Yourself On The Back

Rosanna Leo ❤️ on Twitter

7. Be Compassionate To Yourself

Mindful Reach on Twitter

8. Understand What Self-Care Is

Hospice Toronto on Twitter

9. Use It When Life Gets Hard

involve in Bracknell on Twitter

10. Unplug For Awhile

SickNotWeak on Twitter

11. Fill Up Your Cup

Catherine Blewett on Twitter

12. Take Care Of Your Home

viaSport on Twitter

13. Remember, Self-Care Is Not Selfish

Hospice Toronto on Twitter

14. Be Responsible For Your Wellbeing

Shift Collab on Twitter

15. Think About What You Need

GreenbankCounselling on Twitter

16. Practice Self-Care Every Day Of The Year

SHANS on Twitter

20. Know Your Opinion Of Yourself Is All That Matters

Jillea on Twitter

21. Take Good Care Of Every Part Of You

IGHRG on Twitter

22. Get To Know Yourself Better

Steph. on Twitter

23. Stretch It Out

ParticipACTION on Twitter

24. Be On Your Own Side

🗣 on Twitter

25. Discover What Makes It Important For You

The New Mentality on Twitter

26. Always Take Care Of Yourself

VCH Research on Twitter

27. Practice Self-Care In Any Way You Can

YouthWithoutShelter on Twitter

28. Sit Back And Unwind

Bryan Steele on Twitter

29. Get Some Distance

Kailey Setter on Twitter

30. Give Yourself The Respect You Give Others

Eli's Place on Twitter

31. Decide That Everyday Is Your Day

hunt on Twitter

32. Find What Works For You

ProActive Wellness on Twitter

33. Know That Self-Care Is Self Preservation

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34. Eat Some Great Food

Two Market Girls on Twitter

35. Spend Time With Your Pets

🗣 on Twitter

36. Work Towards Feeling Better

Docere Naturopathic on Twitter

37. Don't Be Afraid To Say No

lorraine Jo King on Twitter

38. Brush Your Troubles Away

Hannah Louise Spacey on Twitter

39. Remind Yourself Of How Great You're Doing

KDS on Twitter

40. Experience The Light That Self-Care Brings

Shift Collab on Twitter

41. Take Control Of Your Happiness

Do you boo on Twitter

42. Go To Your Calming Place

Emma Wilson on Twitter

44. Nourish Yourself

Katie on Twitter

45. Know That It's OK To Take Time For Yourself

Maria Spear on Twitter

46. Take Simple Actions

City Road Therapy on Twitter

47. Actually Smell The Roses

IM@Events on Twitter

48. Ask For Help When You Need It

Eileen Young on Twitter

49. Care For Yourself, Even When You Don't Want To

EmilyRaeofSunshine on Twitter

51. Flourish In Your Own Way

ActiveChiroPtbo on Twitter

52. Take Time To Be Alone With Yourself

Mikko Cervas on Twitter

53. Understand That You Are All Of These Things

Theresa Wells-Taylor on Twitter

54. Treat Yourself Well

HealthyGourmetGifts on Twitter

55. Repeat Every Day You Can

Rana on Twitter

Self-care is not selfish or weak, it's strong and necessary. Find any little ways you can to implement it into your life. You will thank yourself for it.