Self Care

We asked the Collective community what practices they used for self-care/self-love. This is where they are. As listeners continue to share new ideas, they will be added to this growing list…

  • take a moment, pause
  • post-it note affirmations, where you’ll see/need them most
  • reflecting on something you’re grateful for as soon as you wake
  • practice being grateful as you’re trying to fall asleep
  • yoga (it doesn’t matter if you go to a studio, follow from a book or use youtube.)
  • later feet in lotion and put on cozy socks
  • a nice cup of tea
  • watching your favorite, feel-good movie
  • a nap
  • paint your toe nails
  • take a community ed class or learn something new, that interests you
  • pause and practice good posture. Take intentional breaths, breathing out the stress. Add in some light stretching.
  • get a facial
  • take 20 minutes, to yourself, at home. wash your face slow and lovingly and use an at-home-mask
  • start reading a new book, or cozy into your favorite spot with an old favorite.
  • video chat a friend
  • take a nice bath
  • find essential oils which relax and nurture you
  • sit in the sun, eyes closed, and practice be-ing.
  • write a letter or card, to a loved one who is far away.
  • garden
  • self hand/neck massage
  • go see a movie, retreating for a couple of hours
  • crocheting/knitting
  • doing something artistic and creative with your hands
  • funny web videos
  • buy yourself flowers
  • rearrange/redecorate a room
  • journal
  • pray
  • list out things which you are grateful for
  • Ritualistically/intentionally squeeze lemons, measure sugar and make lemonade.
  • adult coloring books
  • visit the aquarium
  • go for a walk/run
  • get a massage
  • get a manicure/pedicure
  • meet a friend for coffee or lunch

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