By now, most of us know that taking good care of ourselves involves eating whole, unprocessed foods, maintaining an awesome exercise routine, staying hydrated, meditating and doing whatever other self-care rituals feel good to each of us on a regular basis.
But self-care and happiness actually involve a lot more than just the physical stuff. We need to be nice to ourselves, plain and simple. There is increasing scientific research on the importance of self-compassion for health and well-being. Fortunately, our friends at Happify came up with this neat infographic to explain just how important self-compassion really is.