Danzante Caldera, RPC

Self-Care Brainstorming

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Hey there folks! I’m actually away, doing my own self-care with the summer vacay, but in that spirit I thought a good article this week would be just a brainstorming list of ideas for self-care. I compiled this list from the responses I received during several workshops I presented on self-care & stress management. It’s in no particular order, and I invite you to add your own ideas in the Comments section below. Take good self-loving care, and I’ll see you in a couple weeks... peace and love…

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• Go out to eat with someone you love…
• Spend some quality play/snuggle time with a pet…
• Go out for a movie…
• Create some quality family-time…
• Practice yoga/tai-chi/dance/or any mindful movement…
• Get a massage…
• Go out for coffee or tea with a friend…
• Spend some quality reading time…
• Practice mindful breathing…
• Have a quiet pot of tea…
• Take a nap…
• Make dinner for friends…
• Go to the beach…
• Go for a walk…
• Lift weights / do an intense workout…
• Unplug the phone and settle in for a long movie at home…
• Eat super-healthy…
• Get out into nature…
• Spend time in prayer or contemplation…
• Knit…
• Go swimming…
• Go to a spa…
• Meditate…
• Garden…
• Create a new recipe…
• Play board games with friends…
• Spend time drawing or doodling, for no reason at all…
• Make crafts…
• Take a walk to the park…
• Do some journaling…
• Take a leisurely drive somewhere new…
• Blast music and dance…
• Practice some retail therapy…
• Go thrift-shopping…
• Have a long nurturing bath…
• Go bike-riding…
• Go to a live performance of dance/theater/music…
• Talk on the phone with a distant friend…

(Ok, I think that’s enough to get started… Now, here’s your invitation to share your own self-care idea in the Comments below…)