Social Self-Care Ideas for Caregivers

By Jennifer McDougall

Have you found yourself getting caught up in your day-to-day routine that you can’t even remember the last time you got together with friends and family? Did you know that socializing is crucial to staying resilient and healthy? You can remain well-rounded in your self-care practices by implementing social activities that do not cause you to feel overwhelmed.

Here are several of our ideas for you.

  1. Send a thank-you note or kind message to a loved one
  2. Engage on 3-5 social media posts that spark your attention
  3. Take a walk or go on a hike with a friend
  4. Ask for help when you need it
  5. Set clear boundaries with co-workers, friends, and family
  6. Honor your commitments to other people
  7. Be actively involved in 3 other groups outside of work
  8. Host a party or game night with friends and family
  9. Call a loved one and have a 20-minute conversation
  10. Visit a local shopping center or coffee shop and enjoy time surrounded by other people.

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