If you’re feeling down today, know that you’re not alone. It’s natural to experience emotional highs and lows, and everyone deals with them differently.

Some people recite a personal quote or mantra to help put things into perspective. Others stick to a healthy diet and exercise plan to take care of both the mind and body. How you choose to practice self-care is entirely up to you and unique to your individual needs.

If you’re looking for inspiration, keep reading to learn how five men and women care for their mental, physical, and emotional health.

“Don't let what you can't do interfere with what you can do. [This] is from John Wooden, a coach [who also] wrote several books. It was passed on by a friend of mine and means a lot to me.” —Debbie Schneider, Healthline Facebook community member

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“I allow myself to be first, and everything else comes second. A very experienced and caring nurse told me (a week after my [MS] diagnosis) that nothing in my life was more important than me. Stress had to be eliminated. So I listened to her, and that was the most valuable information I've learned so far.” — Arnetta Hollis, Healthline Facebook community member

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“‘All is well. Everything is working out for my highest good. Out of this situation only good will come, and I am safe.’ This simple affirmation will work miracles in your life.” —Jandi Evans, Healthline Facebook community member

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