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Instructions for Self-Care Activity
Parents and caregivers can give the gift of Akahai – Kindness and resilience to themselves in this short activity.
Suggested Time: 10 minutes or more in a quiet place
Items: Pen or something to write with, Paper
Ages: All Ages
We schedule time to get children ready for school, time to buy food, time to brush our teeth, but do we schedule time for our own self-care activities? As mentioned in the previous You at Your Best Activity, self care is important, because you are important. Schedule days and times to do these self-care activities.
- Take 10 minutes to yourself. Find a quiet place.
- Get a pen and paper to jot down ideas.
- Now that you have named some things that help you de-stress and made a list, create a plan.
- Try to find the most feasible activity from your list that you can do every other day. Take a look at your schedule, and reserve a time.
- Write these things down.
Reserving a time makes it more realistic that you will do it. A great place to start is to reserve that time for yourself.