Self-Care Isn’t Selfish!

Life can feel topsy-turvy right now because of global concerns about coronavirus. If you—like many people—are feeling overwhelmed or stressed by it all, know that this is a totally normal reaction! Perhaps now more than ever, it’s important to take time for self-care as we attempt to manage working from home, overseeing our children’s schooling, or caring for elderly family members. Self-care can be as simple as spending a few minutes each day doing nothing. No thinking. No social media. Just sitting, breathing, and getting in touch with your inner self. The JFCS team has put together a list of 20 self-care activities that you can do at home. They’ll help you feel a little better and give you a sense of control during a very uncertain time.

  1. Give yourself a manicure or pedicure
  2. Read a book or magazine for an hour
  3. Sit on the front porch…just sit
  4. Take a bubble bath with candles and calming music
  5. Take a walk
  6. Binge-watch your favorite TV show without guilt
  7. Take a nap
  8. Do something crafty
  9. Start keeping a gratitude journal
  10. Look at the stars
  11. Burn a scented candle or diffuse some oils
  12. Do yoga
  13. Sing at the top of your lungs
  14. Listen to the latest episode of your favorite podcast
  15. Stretch for 20 minutes
  16. De-clutter a spot in the house that’s been bugging you
  17. Bake a dessert you love, then eat it
  18. Watch the sunrise or sunset
  19. Go to bed early…and sleep late
  20. Write a letter or an email to an old friend

For more wellness and mindfulness tools from JFCS, click HERE.