28th July 2020
by Clare Davy

Listed under the four dimensions of wellbeing are a range of self-care activity ideas specifically relevant to the current COVID-19 situation. You can develop your Self-Care Plan based on the below activities here.

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 (if you have access to a private swimming pool)
  • 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

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