April 9, 2020 By 0 Comments

Psychological Self-Care

Reading a bookWith the hope you will help others during difficult times, Power Up YOUth offers these self-care tools so that you might recharge fully to share your best self.

We are traveling through uncharted territory. The anxiety in our communities has ramped up. Listing the causes of our stress would not be helpful here, however, making use of the domains of self-care might enable you to fill up your bucket during this time of COVID-19.

Rate the following areas according to how well you think you are doing:
3 = I do this well (e.g., frequently)
2 = I do this OK (e.g., occasionally)
1 = I barely or rarely do this
0 = I never do this
? = This never occurred to me


Psychological Self-Care
____ Take day trips or mini-vacations
____ Make time away from telephones, email, and the Internet
____ Make time for self-reflection
____ Notice my inner experience – listen to my thoughts, beliefs, attitudes, feelings
____ Have my own personal psychotherapy
____ Write in a journal
____ Read literature that is unrelated to work
____ Do something at which I am not expert or in charge
____ Attend to minimizing stress in my life
____ Engage my intelligence in a new area, e.g., go to an art show, sports event, theatre
____ Be curious

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