Start a Self-Care Practice

Self-care means taking the time to do something that is just for you. It can be any activity that promotes physical, psychological, or spiritual wellbeing. It may take some time, but it is worth it to explore different practices to find what works best for you.

10 Easy Ways to Practice Self-care

  1. Begin a daily journal about the things you are grateful for.
  2. Create a fun music playlist.
  3. Take your medication on time.
  4. Try a new fitness routine.
  5. Learn meditation, mindfulness techniques, or breathing exercises.
  6. Schedule weekly sessions with a therapist.
  7. Plan a lunch date with someone you haven’t seen in a while.
  8. Create a DIY self-care kit of things that make you feel better.
  9. Eat healthy, balanced meals.
  10. Join a support group.

Resilience Resources

Resilience in Focus

Resilience in Focus is a series of resilience-building tools and infographics that cover common life challenges. Whether you need an instant mood boost or a quick tip to get you through the week, or want to learn how to make stress work for you, become more optimistic or cultivate mindfulness, Resilience in Focus can help. Check out more resilience topics here.

R2 Performance Centers

The Army’s 32 R2 Performance Centers offer resilience training to active- duty, Reserve and National Guard Soldiers, as well as to Family members and Department of the Army Civilians.


ArmyFit is a web-based platform that promotes readiness and resilience. At the core of ArmyFit is the Azimuth Check, a newly updated version of the Global Assessment Tool (GAT), a confidential 10-minute survey that assesses a Soldier’s level of overall fitness across the five dimensions of personal readiness: Physical, Emotional, Social, Spiritual, and Family. Learn more about ArmyFit here.

Performance Triad (P3)

Want to build and sustain personal strength, endurance, and mental agility? Did you know you can achieve these goals by improving your sleep, activity, and nutrition habits? Your daily routine in these three basic areas can increase or decrease your physical and mental performance and affect unit performance. Learn how to train like elite athletes. Begin your journey to optimal health with the strategies found on the U.S. Army Office of the Surgeon General’s (OTSG) Performance Triad (P3) Campaign site.