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 Taryn!

What's your background?

I am a 22-year-old behavior technician who lives in Milton and loves to read, write, and hike. 

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

Self-care means taking the time to care for yourself mentally, physically, and emotionally.

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

I practice self-care almost every day through cooking, meditating, and exercising.

What makes taking care of yourself so important to you?

I know what it feels like to overextend myself and value my mental health too highly to repeat that experience. Therefore, I put in a lot of thought and care into my well-being with self-care.

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

Do not sacrifice your self-care to please others. You have to love and make yourself feel good before applying that same philosophy to others. 

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