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There’s no one way to practice self-care. As the name suggests, it’s highly individual — whatever makes you feel your best, that’s what you should do. Still, we were curious what experts recommend to their own patients, so we spoke with two therapists: L.A. Barlow, doctor of psychology at Detroit Medical Center, and California-based doctor of psychology Alisa Ruby Bash.
Dr. Barlow explained that she tailors her self-care recommendations to each patient’s interests. “What one person finds relaxing and a good form of self-care may not be good for another person,” she told POPSUGAR. For example, you might find it helpful to spend a few days alone (maybe even travel alone!), while someone else prefers to surround themselves with friends and family.