A gentle guide for passionate souls
By Jen Hofmann
Self care is a radical way to resist because it fuels your efforts to defend democracy, giving you energy and strength. Self care has deep roots in the 60’s civil rights movement and 70’s women’s liberation movement. The goal of self care is to cultivate internal resourcefulness—no matter what’s happening in the world around you. When we’re resourceful, we win. Self care starts with making choices.
What activities do you enjoy that nourish your body, mind, spirit, and soul (e.g. time with loved ones, nature, movement, breathing, etc.)?
What are the current sources of positive feelings in your life?
How would you like to feel—ideally—as you work toward justice and equality?
What are the sources of negative emotions in your life?
What activities do you find depleting, discouraging, and/or stressful (e.g. not sleeping enough, social media, news, isolation, etc.)?
Make a plan
What would you like to stop doing or cut out of your life so you feel less depleted and more resourceful?
What nourishing activities would you like to begin doing (again)?
How often would you like to do those activities?
Who are some people you’d like to connect with in the next few weeks?
How would you like to remind yourself to take these self care actions?
Is there anything else you’d like to do in order to practice self care?
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