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Self Care
Self Care

Learn English meaning of 'Self Care'

Date: Mar 06 2017

Themes: Health, Hobbies

Grammar: Verbs with "-ing"


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Are you busy, busy, busy? Do you spend your days studying, working, and running errands? Does it feel like your life is full of interruptions? When you start feeling stressed out, it’s time to chillax. Forget the to-do list. Instead, do some self care. Your mind and body will thank you.

What is self care? Self care is spending time on yourself. Some people enjoying pampering, like getting a manicure or a massage. Other people like to indulge in a good meal or a great book. An hour of yoga or meditation can also help you chillax. A little self care can make you feel a lot better.

Jessica has no time to treat herself. Can Dominique convince her to have a Self-Care day? Find out in today’s English lesson!


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Dominique:  I’ve been so stressed out lately. I need to have a self-care Saturday.

Jessica:  Oh, my gosh, and treat yourself to a relaxing day, no interruptions. I could use one, too.

Dominique:  Pure pampering. Maybe, a bath, a foot massage…

Jessica:  It would be so nice to indulge in, just, a wonderful day all about me.

Dominique:  And nobody else.

Jessica:  That never happens. I’ve been really stressed out, too. Somebody even gave me a bunch of bath bombs, aromatherapy stuff, candles, and incense. It’s just sitting, probably collecting dust, in my bathroom right now.

Dominique:  You need to make time for yourself. Why haven’t you done this?

Jessica:  I don’t know. I never think about it. Anytime that I have nothing else going on, I start running errands and cleaning the house. I go through my to-do list, and it never includes self care.

Dominique:  Perhaps you should write self care on your to-do list.

Jessica:  That is a good idea. Then, I can make some time for myself, chillax a little bit, get away from all the stress. That sounds good. If I put it on my to-do list, I have to check it off, so it has to happen.

Dominique:  You have to treat yourself.

Jessica:  It’s true. How do you make time?

Dominique:  I do baths. And it helps to lock your child out.

Jessica:  There you go. Lock the doors, kick everyone out. This sounds like a plan.


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Dominique and Jessica have something in common. They’re both very busy women. However, there’s a difference. When Dominique is stressed out, she knows that it’s time for a self-care Saturday. She’ll treat herself to some pampering, even if she has to lock the door to be alone.

Jessica doesn’t indulge in self care. Her bath bombs are collecting dust while she’s running errands. She needs time to relax with no interruptions. Dominique has an idea for Jessica. Why not add self care to her to-do list? That way, she knows exactly when it’s time to chillax.

What do you do during a self-care day? What’s your favorite kind of pampering?



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My favorite kind of pampering is taking a bath, cleaning myself with a hand soap  and a scented shampoo. This is when begins my time to chillax , then after,  I lock  the door of my room and try to empty out all the “dust” that it has been piling up in my mind during the day.. dim the light, close my eyes and repeat ...OM peace, OM Peace . It works !!

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