Instead of looking at Self-Care as an event that happens once a week or so for you, and we share on social media; what if self-care practices became the habits we did for ourselves every day?! Instead of burning ourselves out through the week to get to Sunday to have a bubble bath and refresh, find the things we can do every day so that the bubble bath is just part of your week. This is a great activity to share with your leadership group and beyond.
Creating the Jar
Dig deeper into the topic of Self-Care and facilitate a discussion of what Self-Care means to each individual. This can be led as a group discussion or journal prompts that participants can do individually.
Example Prompt Questions:
What are things that make me happy?
What are positive things in my life?
Is Self-Care something I do every day?
What do I do for Self-Care?
*Facilitator tip: have your own answers ready to share to increase comfortability in the space you are facilitating. Share the importance of Self-Care being an every day thing to do and brainstorm self-care actions individuals can do.
On the slips of paper, have each participant write Self-Care items that they want to try or are already doing and put it in their jar.
Self-Care Brainstorming Ideas
Listening to Music
Saying No to things that don’t align with your values
Blank pieces of paper cut into small strips
Journal/Blank Paper to write on
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