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How I Practice Self-Care

My name is Grace, I am a wife and mother, and I work as a full-time content creator. I also live with sickle cell disease.

Being intentional

One of the many ways that I stay healthy while living with sickle cell disease is by being intentional about my self-care. Self-care to me is extremely important because it is one of the many ways I deal with my stress.

Avoiding triggers through self-care

For me, mental/ emotional stress is one of my main triggers for a sickle cell crisis, so if I can find ways to reduce it I have to be intentional.

Healthy habits

  1. Meditation
  2. Me time
  3. Counseling or therapy
  4. Date nights
  5. Massages
  6. Vacations

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