When big feelings arise, having some go-to self-care strategies can help everyone feel calm, focused, and more hopeful a little more quickly. Plus, when we take good care of ourselves, we can be kinder and more patient toward others. Consider these ideas: 

  • Take a walk. 
  • Take deep breaths, in through your nose and out through your mouth. 
  • Draw a picture or create art. 
  • Listen to music. 
  • Talk to a trusted person. 
  • Think of things you’re thankful for. 
  • Drink water. 

The videos and activities below offer even more ideas. 

Mae’s Minute: Me Time 

Grown-ups can watch this video to learn about the importance of “me time,” and how taking care of themselves can help them better care for others.