August is Wellness Month

More specifically, Wednesday, August 15, is National Relaxation Day!

Self-care is not Selfish

Self-care is the active participation of enhancing your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health and quality of life. It means engaging in activities that take care of our minds, bodies, and souls by promoting well-being and reducing stress. You must fill your own cup before you can pour into others.


Self-care Training Videos

YouTube Video: Parental Burnout & Self-Care | Fostering Children’s Resilience in Times of Uncertainty

Examples of Self-care

  • Call a friend (and don’t talk about what’s causing you distress)
  • Create something
  • Describe your surroundings using your five senses
  • Do a puzzle
  • Do something kind for someone else
  • Focus on a single task
  • Go out to eat
  • Go to an event
  • Give yourself permission to need something
  • Keep it simple
  • Stop comparing yourself to other adults and families
  • Know which part of the day is the hardest and have plan
  • Join a parent support group
  • Have down time every day
  • Listen to music or a podcast
  • Take a hot or cold shower
  • Try something new
  • Volunteer
  • Watch something funny
  • Watch TV or a movie
  • Try yoga
  • Go for a walk or a run
  • Dance
  • Stretch
  • Go for a bike ride
  • Don't skip sleep to get things done
  • Take a nap
  • Pick one thing that you need to do and get it done so it's off your mental “to do” list
  • Get a manicure or pedicure
  • Get a massage
  • Try acupuncture
  • Get a book from the library (free) or bookstore about some topic you've been interested in, but have never taken the time to learn

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Nevada's Just in Time Training is a web based service program designed to connect foster parents, kinship or other caregivers with training, peer experts and other resources. Questions are answered and practical solutions to care for children are discussed - all from the comfort of your home or office.


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