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.

Take the Self-Care Strategy Quiz and receive a customized activity list based on your interests. You may also apply filters below based on interest, time, and location to better fit your caregiving schedule.

Click on the tiles below to explore self-care activities by domains of wellness.

Cognitive

Social

Emotional

Spiritual

Physical

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Cognitive Activities

Reading 

Read books, magazines, newspapers, and comics.

Solve Puzzles

Solve puzzles like crosswords, word searches, and card games.

Podcasts

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.

Social Activities

Socialize with Others

Socialize with a family member, friend, neighbour, or co-worker.

Time Alone

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.

Emotional Activities

Painting/Colouring

Expressive activities like or painting colouring, painting.

Journaling

Keep a daily journal to record your thoughts and feelings.

Scrapbooking

Make a scrapbook with photos and mementos of favourite events.

Aromatherapy

Relax and unwind with the help of essential oils.

Listening to Music

Find ways to incorporate music into your daily routine.

Spiritual Activities

Religious Services

Attend a religious service.

Spiritual Music

Perform or listen to spiritual music.

Time in Nature

Spend time in nature.

Meditation

Take time to meditate.

Physical Activities

Jogging

Jog around the block or on a treadmill.

Walking

Walk around the block or on a treadmill.

Yoga

Restore and strengthen your body and mind with yoga.

Gardening

Spend time working in the garden.

Swimming

Take a swim at a community pool or lake.

Tai Chi

Engage in the practice of Tai Chi.