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Prompts for Self-Care

April 11, 2022

This week includes wellness day and a spring holiday – meaning there’s a bit more time to think about what you need.

Self-care – those activities we do to take care of our mental, emotional, and physical health – reduces stress, improves emotional health, and provides a better quality of life.

What counts as self-care is different for all of us. For some, going camping would be an ideal way to spend this long weekend; for others, camping would only add stress. So we recommend starting with some reflection questions. Pick one or a few of these questions, and give yourself permission to consider your answers without any judgment or pressure. The goal is to learn about yourself and the ways to take care of yourself.

How do you recharge?

What did you love to do as a child?

How do you remind yourself that you’re enough?

What’s a choice that you can make this week to prioritize your needs?

Wellness day is a part of the academic calendar this year (and thank goodness!). Use it to take a nap, paint a picture, or host a picnic – just be sure you do something fun that prioritizes your needs.

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