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Self-Care during COVID-19

Original Publication Date: June 25, 2020
Last Updated: February 16, 2023
Estimated Read Time: 3 minutes

It is important to remember to take time to care for yourself in stressful situations like the one we are dealing with currently. Self care can be different for everyone. Here are some ways that you can help to care for yourself during this time, which will help build your resilience and ability to care for others.

Create healthy boundaries when you are working from home. This will give you time required to care for yourself. Maybe create an appointment on your calendar to schedule time for a walk or one of the ways listed below to care for yourself. Click here for more tips when working from home.

Spend some time outside and enjoy the day, no matter the weather. Go outside for a walk, a bike ride, or enjoy your garden.

Meditation and breathing:

Photograph of a man jogging down an empty sidewalk with a city in the background. Photo by Gervyn Louis on Unsplash

Build your resilience:

Take time each day to exercise:

Make sure you are eating healthy.

Get enough sleep:

Take time to learn how to cook a new dish:

Get crafty! Paint, draw, knit, or find other ways of crafting.

From the Fundamentals lessons is the Self Care job aid, which includes some helpful applications you might want to check out: Self-Care Job Aid 

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