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These #InternationalSelfCareDay Tweets Show Why Taking A Break Is So Important

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.

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Determine What You're Called

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Make Time For Yourself

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Love Yourself Unconditionally

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Always Be Good To You

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Pat Yourself On The Back

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Be Compassionate To Yourself

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Understand What Self-Care Is

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Use It When Life Gets Hard

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Unplug For Awhile

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Fill Up Your Cup

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Take Care Of Your Home

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Remember, Self-Care Is Not Selfish

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Be Responsible For Your Wellbeing

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Think About What You Need

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Practice Self-Care Every Day Of The Year

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Know Your Opinion Of Yourself Is All That Matters

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Take Good Care Of Every Part Of You

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Get To Know Yourself Better

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Be On Your Own Side

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Discover What Makes It Important For You

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Always Take Care Of Yourself

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Practice Self-Care In Any Way You Can

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Sit Back And Unwind

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Get Some Distance

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Give Yourself The Respect You Give Others

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Decide That Everyday Is Your Day

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Find What Works For You

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Know That Self-Care Is Self Preservation

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Eat Some Great Food

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Spend Time With Your Pets

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Work Towards Feeling Better

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Don't Be Afraid To Say No

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Brush Your Troubles Away

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Remind Yourself Of How Great You're Doing

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Experience The Light That Self-Care Brings

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Take Control Of Your Happiness

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Go To Your Calming Place

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Nourish Yourself

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Know That It's OK To Take Time For Yourself

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Take Simple Actions

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Actually Smell The Roses

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Ask For Help When You Need It

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

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Flourish In Your Own Way

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Take Time To Be Alone With Yourself

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Understand That You Are All Of These Things

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Treat Yourself Well

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Repeat Every Day You Can

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.