Try these strategies for self-care while you are staying home.

  • Set boundaries with social media. Be intentional to seek out trusted sources and positive messages. Take breaks away from technology as needed.
  • Continue to communicate with support systems.  Who is one person you look forward to connecting with this week?
  • Change up your environment while social distancing.  Take a walk or spend some time outside.
  • Play an old school board game, read a book, watch a movie, call a friend, and set routines that are manageable.
  • The UGA library has a number of books available online. The public library also offers lots of free books and magazines through the RBdigital app.
  • Use this time to be present: download a meditation app or search a guided meditation to follow along. Take some deep breaths.
  • Listen to your body.  Rest, disconnect, stay hydrated, and grab a healthy snack to provide much needed fuel for your body and mind.
  • Color, journal, or make a dream list of things you plan to do in the future.
  • Enjoy some hot tea or another warm drink.
  • Reconnect with music you haven’t listened to in a while.
  • More free time? Learn a new skill, like baking bread or making quick pickles. Low on supplies? Try a website like Supercook which will suggest recipes based on the ingredients you have on hand.
  • Keep your routines and stay connected.  Pick a specific time and choose a self-care activity to do with others. Then, video chat or text about your experience.

Check out more FREE virtual wellness and prevention classes, clinics, and tools hosted by the University Health Center at BeWellUGA at Home, brought to you by the UHC Health Promotion Department.

Written by: Molly Dunn, Prevention Educator & Peer Mentor Coordinator,  The Fontaine Center / UHC Health Promotion