Self-care is what people do for themselves to improve and maintain better health, and to prevent and deal with illness in between doctor visits.
Self-care refers to the things that you can do, to take care of yourself so you can stay physically, emotionally, and mentally well. Self-care can help reduce pain and control the symptoms that often accompany pain such as fatigue, sleep problems, memory and concentration problems, and negative mood. There are many things that you can do to control these symptoms using your thinking, feelings, and behavior. Research suggests that self-care promotes positive health outcomes, such as fostering resilience, living longer, reducing pain, and becoming better at managing stress.