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self nurture chart

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 Activity

 Daily

 Weekly

Monthly 

Quarterly 

 At least once this year

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Physical

 

Stretch for 5 Minutes

 Practice Yoga 3 times per week during lunch hour

 

  

   Get a massage

 

Go on a nature hike

 

Swim in the ocean

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Mental

 

Read my favorite magazine for 10 minutes

 

Read a good book 3 evenings after kids go to bed

 

Paint a picture

 

Go to a concert

 

Take a ceramics class

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Emotional

 

Write in my journal

 

Hot bath 2 times per week

 

Go out to lunch with friends

 

Girls’ night out

 

Go to amuse-ment park

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spirtual

 

Read an inspirational quote

 

Meditate for 5 minutes 5 days per week

 

Take a long silent walk in nature

 

Give something away I no longer need

 

Walk a labyrinth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

More self nurturing ideas

 

Listen to my favorite music

Enjoy a long, warm bubble bath

* Go for a walk

* Share a hug with a loved one

* Relax outside

* Practice feeling contented

* Physical activity (of my choice)

* Spiritual prayer

*Attend a caring support group

* Practice diaphragmatic breathing

* Do stretching exercises

* Reflect on my positive qualities:  " I am…"

* Watch the sunrise/sunset

* Laugh

* Concentrate on a relaxing scene

Create a collage representing "the real me"

Receive a massage

* Reflect on: "I appreciate…."

Write my thoughts and feelings in a personal journal

Attend a favorite athletic event

Do something adventurous!

Read a special book or magazine

* Sing, hum, dance or whistle a happy tune!

Play a musical instrument

* Spiritual meditation

Work with plants (gardening)

Learn a new skill

See a special play, movie or concert

Work out with weights

Ride a bike or motorcycle

Make myself a nutritious meal

Draw/paint a picture

* Swim, float, wade, relax in a pool, or on the beach

Do aerobics/dance

Visit a special place I enjoy

* Smile & say : "I love myself."

* Take time to smell the roses (and other flowers I enjoy!)

* Imagine myself achieving my goals and dreams

Go horseback riding

* Reflect on "my most enjoyable memories"

* Enjoy a relaxing nap

Visit a museum/art gallery

* Practice yoga

Relax in a whirlpool /sauna

Enjoy a cool, refreshing glass of water or juice

* Enjoy the beauty of nature

* Count my blessings: "I am thankful for…"

* Play as I did as a child

* Star gaze- stay up late, get up early!

* Window shop

* Daydream

* Tell myself the loving words I want to hear from others

Attend a special workshop

Go sailing/paddle boating

Reward myself with a special gift I can afford

Take myself on a vacation

Create with clay/pottery

* Practice positive affirmations

* Pet an animal

* Watch my favorite TV show

* Reflect on my successes: "I CAN…."

Make a bouquet of flowers

* Relax: watch the clouds

Make myself something nice

* Visit a park/woods/forest

Read positive, motivational literature

* Reflect on: "What I value most in life…"

Phone a special friend

Go on a picnic in a beautiful setting

Enjoy a gourmet cup of herbal tea or coffee

Participate in a favorite sport, game, recreation

* Practice a relaxation exercise

* Practice the art of forgiveness

Treat myself to a nutritious meal at a favorite restaurant

Participate in a hobby

* Practice feeling awe for life

* Discover a new place

* Hug a tree!

* "Meow" with a cat; " bark " with a dog, "chirp" with a bird !

* Create my own list of self- nurturing activities

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