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Here’s Your Action Plan for Self-Care


This is a plan that you can use to plan your own self-care. Feel free to print and keep it close:

PSYCHOLOGICAL SELF-CARE

Sample Actions:

  • I will practice speaking to myself with kindness.
  • I will work on disempowering my saboteurs.
  • I will keep an “I’m worth it!” sign on my desk.
  • I will meditate, walk in nature and listen to relaxing music.

My Plan:

PHYSICAL SELF-CARE

Sample Actions:

  • I will schedule two self-care breaks into my day.
  • I will begin walking on a regular basis.
  • I will drop 25 pounds by next year at this time.
  • I will schedule regular check-ups with my doctor and dentist.

My Plan:

RELATIONSHIP SELF-CARE

Sample Actions:

  • I will say “No” to my mother-in-law when circumstances dictate.
  • I will make time to revitalize my marriage.
  • I will limit (or eliminate) the time I spend with people who drain me.
  • I will clear the air with those I care about.

My Plan:

SELF-CARE AT WORK

Sample Actions:

  • I will tell my boss I’m no longer going to work past 5:30 p.m.
  • I will communicate better with my co-workers.
  • I will more effectively delegate to my subordinates.
  • I will talk to my supervisor about my future.

My Plan:

SPIRITUAL SELF-CARE

Sample Actions:

  • I will attend self-help talks or workshops.
  • I will block out time to go to gentle yoga several times a week.
  • I will spend more time with friends who value spiritual awareness.
  • I will allow myself more time in silence, solitude and prayer.

My Plan:

OTHER KINDS OF SELF-CARE

Sample Actions:

  • I will set aside quiet time after work to decompress.
  • I will play soft, soothing music every day.
  • I will not take on any more school, work, neighborhood or community projects for the rest of the year.
  • I will redo my “Bucket List” to reflect more of my true needs.

My Plan:

 

 

 

Ken Druck
By Ken Druck
Ken Druck, Ph.D., has worked for more than 35 years in coaching and counseling others on resilience, healing after loss and courageous aging. His new book, Courageous Aging: Your Best Years Reimagined, uses examples from his life and work to free readers of the destructive and limiting myths, biases, stereotypes, and misconceptions of getting older. He has appeared on Oprah, CNN and other media.@kendruck

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