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Self-Care Activity Ideas

Posted 12 May 2020
by Clare Davy

Listed under the four dimensions of wellbeing are a range of self-care activity ideas. Choose the activities that suit you!

My Social Connections

  • Reach out to one person every day
  • Set up a video call with family or friends
  • Start a group chat
  • Join relevant and uplifting social media groups (e.g. The Kindness Pandemic or We’re Going on a Bear Hunt)
  • Write a letter or email
  • Enjoy a family meal together
  • Play board games with your housemates
  • Make time for laughter with others
  • Have a picnic in your backyard or on your balcony

My Physical Health

  • Go for a walk, jog or run
  • Ride a bike
  • Swim 
  • Try an online Pilates or yoga class
  • Do an hour of power cleaning
  • Prepare a healthy meal
  • Do ten minutes of stretching
  • Reset your sleep routine
  • Switch to drinking green tea
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Take a bath
  • Play ‘fetch’ with your dog
  • Take a nap
  • Practise deep breathing

My Behaviour

  • Set short term goals
  • Write a daily or weekly action plan
  • Reset your daily/weekly routine
  • Learn a new skill via an online tutorial
  • Digital detox (clean out your inbox, digital files, cancel online subscriptions)
  • Create a weekly meal plan
  • Review your financial budget
  • Complete your household chores
  • Watch a TED talk or a documentary
  • Listen to a podcast
  • Create a vision board
  • Make time every day to un-plug from technology
  • Attend to your garden

My Thoughts

  • Meditate
  • Read
  • Listen to soothing music
  • Start a gratitude journal or download a gratitude app
  • Do a crossword or Sudoku puzzle
  • Journal your thoughts
  • Write a list
  • Do an activity that gets you into your ‘flow state’ (also known as being ‘in the zone’ when you are fully immersed in the activity at hand). For example, colouring, painting, doing a jigsaw puzzle or dancing
  • Light a candle, burn some incense or aromatherapy oils
  • Use affirmations

Allegra Consulting acknowledges and pays respect to the past, present and future Traditional Custodians and Elders of this nation and the continuation of cultural, spiritual and educational practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.