Spotlight on: #selfcareaware

Spotlight on: #SelfCareAware

Living with migraine can be extremely challenging. Some (really most!) days, it can be difficult to simply get out of bed, complete the tiniest of tasks, make it through a work day, school, etc., While it isn't always easy to do, we all know how important it is to attend to our own needs and practice self care in order to be at our best. To recognize the importance of self care, we're having a #SelfCareAware Soiree!

What’s “self care” all about anyway?

Self care is about looking after and taking care of yourself - in a healthy way. Whether it’s brushing your teeth every day, drinking plenty of water, getting enough sleep, self-care activities are ways that help maintain your health. While they may seem little and unimportant, they actually add up and have a long term impact on how you feel.

In fact - regular self care has been shown to help people better cope with having migraines, manage pain, and have fewer episodes.

Here's how you can participate:

Follow us on Twitter to get your daily self care tip. Use #SelfCareAware and tweet us how you are doing with your self care task! In addition, we've got other great ways for you to join in the celebration below!

**Please also be sure to join our live Twitter chat taking place on Thursday, January 26 at 12:30 PM ET**

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Read more from our contributors as they share how they have practiced being #SelfCareAware.

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