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Smarter Self-Care: A Mod for The Sims 4

Smarter Self-Care

Are you tired of seeing your Sims neglect their basic needs and hobbies? Do you wish they could take better care of themselves and their surroundings without your constant intervention? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you might want to check out Smarter Self-Care, a mod for The Sims 4 that improves the autonomy and intelligence of your Sims and NPCs.

What is Smarter Self-Care?

Smarter Self-Care is a mod created by Chingyu Mods that allows your household Sims and NPCs to take better care of their needs and hobbies before getting uncomfortable from their motives going too low. This means that your Sims will be more proactive in fulfilling their hunger, energy, hygiene, fun, social, and other needs, as well as engaging in activities that match their personality, skills, and aspirations. This way, you can focus on playing a story or doing other challenges without seeing your Sims starving or exhausting themselves. 😄

Smarter Self-Care also ensures that your saved Sims will have less need loss and higher need gain when you see them again, making it easier to resume your gameplay. Moreover, the mod works with other mods by Chingyu, such as Balanced Life and Less Obsession, and supports various game resources, such as Baby Care, Bladder, Chat, Energy, Gardening, Hobby, Horse, Hygiene, Less Risky Woohoo, Mermaid, NPC Care, Pet, Plant Sim, Spellcaster, Toddler and Infant Care, Vampire, Werewolf and Wild Fox. 🦊

How to Install Smarter Self-Care?

Installing Smarter Self-Care is straightforward. All you need to do is:

  • Download the mod from CurseForge or Patreon.
  • Extract the downloaded zip file and put any package you want into less than five folders deep in your Mod Folder.
  • Do not keep the zip file in your Mod Folder!
  • Enable script mods and custom content in your game options.

That’s it! You can now enjoy the benefits of Smarter Self-Care in your game. 🎮


Here are some frequently asked questions about Smarter Self-Care and their answers:

  • Q: Does Smarter Self-Care conflict with any other mods?
  • A: Smarter Self-Care is compatible with all mods by Chingyu, as well as most mods by other creators. However, it may conflict with mods that edit the same game resources or alter the autonomy of Sims. You can check the mod details and edited game resources on the mod page or the wiki to see if there are any potential conflicts.
  • Q: Can I customize Smarter Self-Care to suit my preferences?
  • A: Yes, you can. Smarter Self-Care consists of several packages that you can pick and choose to install. For example, if you only want to improve the hygiene and hunger needs of your Sims, you can install the Hygiene and Hunger packages and leave out the others. You can also use the add-ons that come with the mod, such as More Bed Sleep, to further tweak the mod’s behavior.
  • Q: How can I report a bug or suggest a feature for Smarter Self-Care?
  • A: You can report any issues or feedback on the mod’s Discord server, where you can also ask questions, get support, and chat with other users. Please make sure to provide a screenshot or a Last Exception report to help Chingyu figure out what’s wrong.
  • Q: How can I support Chingyu and their modding work?
  • A: If you like Smarter Self-Care and other mods by Chingyu, you can show your appreciation and support by:


Smarter Self-Care is a mod that enhances the gameplay experience of The Sims 4 by making your Sims and NPCs smarter, more realistic, and more autonomous. It works with various game packs and other mods, and it is easy to install and customize. If you are looking for a mod that can improve the quality of life of your Sims and yourself, you should give Smarter Self-Care a try. You won’t regret it! 

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