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Make Space for Self-Care

Sometimes stress can feel out of this world. You always feel amped up. Your engines are revving all the time. Self-care is one way of helping find ways to reduce stress or help tolerate difficulties that present in everyday life. Self-care is a daily practice and promise to yourself to make time to meet your needs. It is personal and ever changing, which in and of itself can feel overwhelming. This newsletter provides a simple explanation of self-care and some ideas of different ways we may incorporate self-care in our lives. After reviewing this newsletter, take time to thing about you can make space for self-care. 

Self-care is about meeting your physical, emotional, and social needs.  These needs are unique and ever-changing from person to person.


  • Get enough sleep.
  • Move in ways that feel nice.
  • Drink water.
  • Eat food.


  • Say yes to your needs.
  • Show yourself compassion.
  • Watch a feel good movie or show.


  • Visit friends.
  • Take alone time to recharge.
  • Ask for help.
  • Take a social media break.

Self-Care Ideas

  • Have a snack.
  • Make a journal entry.
  • Listen to music.
  • Talk to a friend.
  • Connect with nature.
  • Go for a walk.
  • Have fun dancing.
  • Take a nap.
  • Keep a boundary.
  • Curate social media.


Last Updated: August 29, 2022


Mental Health & Community Resources 

Remember, you are not alone in this world. It is okay to seek and ask for help. Everyone needs someone to talk to so they can process their thoughts and feelings. Below are some resources in our area that are there to help.  

Resources in our area