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What self-care practices support you when you're feeling stressed or anxious?

What self-care practices support you when you're feeling stressed or anxious?  

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  1. 1. What self-care practices support you when you're feeling stressed or anxious?

    • Mindful breathing
      4
    • Guided breathwork (i.e. deep breathing, pranayama)
      1
    • Self-compassion practices
      2
    • Body scan/body awareness
      1
    • Mindful movement
      1
    • Affirmation or mantra repetition
      2


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