Planning Your Own Self-Care

Self-care is unique for all individuals. When creating a plan for your own self-care, there are a variety of options to choose from. Review the ideas below and pick the top four activities that interest you most. Refer back to your individualized self-care plan when you are feeling stressed or to help you relax while grounding yourself. 

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Listen to music

A picture of someone writing in a journal

Journaling

A picture of a woman staring off into the distance.

Quiet time

A picture of fruit and nuts.

Healthy snacks

A picture of a chocolate bar

Dark chocolate

Picture of a cup of team a book and some flowers.

A cup of tea

 A picture of the words "be you."

Positive self-talk

Picture of a man at a bookstore.

Read a book

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Outdoor physical activities

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Meditation or prayer

Picture of a woman with her head resting on a pillow.

Adequate rest and sleep

Picture of a bath with candles and a towel.

Relaxing bath or shower

 Picture of an iPad.

Watch funny or interesting movies/shows

Picture of a thank you note and flowers.

Express gratitude in a note or text

Picture of some candles with essential oils and a cup of tea.

Essential oils or candles

A picture of six individuals standing shoulder to shoulder with their arms around one another looking into the distance.

Identify your support system

Picture of someone coloring

Draw, paint or color a picture

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Set personal boundaries

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Talk about feelings 

Picture of two pairs of feet in socks next to a fire.

Relax and put on cozy socks

Picture of two women laughing together.

Time with family and friends

Picture of a man taking a deep breath outside. 

Practice mindfulness

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Yoga

A picture of indoor house plants

Gardening