Self-care is a critical component of being an effective nonprofit professional, especially over the holidays, but it can feel as mythical as a unicorn. That’s why we recently shared self-care tips for the holidays.
We asked you to contribute your favorite resources and were inspired by your responses. From yoga and meditation to coloring books and dance nights, you reminded us that self-care takes many different forms! These 10 tips will help you feel balanced and refreshed this holiday season and beyond:
Set a strategy
25 Science-Backed Ways to Change Your Life by Taking Better Care of Yourself
Mindfulness, aromatherapy, and baby animal photos are scientifically proven to boost your mood.
3 Self-Care Strategies to Transform Your Life
Discover where you feel deprived, find your own rhythm and routine, and honor your absolute “no” list.
“The Importance of Self Care” TED Talks
Series on topics including emotional first aid, the power of vulnerability, and owning your body’s data.
Self-Care Starter Kit
Introduction to self-care, steps to develop your self-care plan, assessments, and other resources.
Do Yoga With Me
Online yoga videos for all levels.
List of top 15 places to go dancing in Boston.
Couch to 5K
Beginner 5K training plan and schedule.
Take a break
10 Intricate Adult Coloring Books to Help You De-Stress
Not just for kids: Coloring has been shown to reduce anxiety and promote relaxation in adults.
Talk about it
We invite you to continue the conversation by joining YNPN Boston and health coach Dillan DiGiovanni on December 16 to discuss best practices for incorporating work / life balance into your daily life.
Do you have a favorite tip or activity that we missed? Please let us know in the comment section below or by tweeting at us (@YNPNBoston) using the hashtag #YNPNbalance!