Self-care helps you stay healthy and energized. Explore the self-care activities below to learn about their benefits for cognitive, social, emotional, spiritual, and physical wellbeing.
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Read books, magazines, newspapers, and comics.
Solve puzzles like crosswords, word searches, and card games.
Listen to podcasts.
Television Shows and Movies
Watch television shows or movies (especially comedies).
Casual Video Games
Play casual video games on a computer or mobile device.
Socialize with Others
Socialize with a family member, friend, neighbour, or co-worker.
Spend some time alone for self-reflection or relaxation.
Community Interest Group
Engage with other caregivers in online or in-person support groups.
Caregiver Support Group
Join a community group to engage with others.
Expressive activities like or painting colouring, painting.
Keep a daily journal to record your thoughts and feelings.
Make a scrapbook with photos and mementos of favourite events.
Relax and unwind with the help of essential oils.
Listening to Music
Find ways to incorporate music into your daily routine.
Attend a religious service.
Perform or listen to spiritual music.
Time in Nature
Spend time in nature.
Take time to meditate.
Jog around the block or on a treadmill.
Walk around the block or on a treadmill.
Restore and strengthen your body and mind with yoga.
Spend time working in the garden.
Take a swim at a community pool or lake.
Engage in the practice of Tai Chi.