21 Ideas for Self-Care

Here is a great list of “self-care” ideas. Self care is not selfish but instead helps you build a strong foundation to be a better person.

21 Ideas for “Self-Care”

1. Volunteer.
2. Mentor someone.
3. Work with children.
4. Connect with other singles and marrieds in specialized groups.
5. Be proactive about connecting with friends and family.
6. Join support groups for empty-nest singles.
7. Start a hobby or renew an old one.
8. Get a job or change jobs.
9. Find a coach or counselor.
10. Stay positive.
11. Start a bucket list.
12. Schedule ongoing weekly relational times with a group.
13. Get a pet.
14. Refresh your resume.
15. Add comedy to your life.
16. Learn a new skill.
17. Exercise and get in shape.
18. Take some courses or go back to school.
19. Take up kayaking, walking, or any exercise that gets you outdoors.
20. Pursue your passions.
21. Channel your emotions with good things:

  • journaling
  • creativity
  • drawing
  • painting
  • decorating
  • serving
  • church work
  • international trips

Now you add to this list what ideas would work for you.

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Jim Burns

Jim Burns is the president of HomeWord. He speaks to thousands of people around the world each year. He has close to 2 million resources in print in 20 languages. He primarily writes and speaks on the values of HomeWord, which are: Strong Marriages, Confident Parents, Empowered Kids, and Healthy Leaders. Some of his most popular books are: Confident Parenting, The Purity Code, Creating an Intimate Marriage, Closer, and Doing Life with Your Adult Children. Jim and his wife, Cathy, live in Southern California and have three grown daughters, Christy, Rebecca, and Heidi; three sons-in-law, Steve and Matt, and Andy; and three grandchildren, James, Charlotte and Huxley.

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