Welcome to Self Care Stories, a blog series showcasing how different people take care of themselves around the world. In our lives, we often forget to prioritize our own well-being. We hope that by reading these stories, you feel inspired to build your own self-care routines because your own care is important.

Meet Lianne!

What's your background?

I am a 22-year-old UC Berkeley college adviser who lives in San Jose. My hobbies include listening to k-pop, dancing, singing, watching anime, and reading.

What's your definition of self-care or what does self-care mean to you?

Self-care is allowing myself time to cry, be alone, and just exist because we are so busy these days.

Tell me your story. How do you practice self-care in your life?

I practice self-care by making sure I have time in the week to interact and talk to close friends and family, as well as allowing myself time to enjoy my hobbies.

What makes taking care of yourself so important to you?

I find this important because I have only one life and body, so it's best to take care of it as much as I can.

If you had advice to give someone else on practicing self-care, what would it be?

Find what makes you want to keep going in your busy life and stick with it.

This series was created in collaboration with Self Caid. To find out more information on how to build a self-care routine, check out them out here.

Jed Chun