Self Care Tips for Your Surroundings

Go on a picnic, volunteer at a nursing home, and create a relaxation room to nurture your mind.

| December 2017

  • Summer is the usual time for picnics, but you can certainly plan one during spring or fall.
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  • “Little Book of Self-Care” by Adams Media provides quick simple ways to quite the noise around you and reduce everyday stresses.
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Self-care is an essential part of wellness. From self-massage to meditations to decluttering, The Little Book of Self-Care (Adams Media, 2017) reconnects you with your body, mind, spirit, and surroundings to leave you feeling refreshed and ready to face the world. Adams Media provides 100 relaxation exercises to help you focus on your own personal needs in an enjoyable way. By caring for yourself, you’ll learn how to care for the world around you. The following excerpt is from the “Surroundings” section.

Go on a Picnic

When’s the last time your family went on a picnic? If you can’t remember, or if the answer is “never,” then you’re missing out on a wonderful experience that can bring everyone together. Summer is the usual time for picnics, but you can certainly plan one during spring or fall if you keep an eye on the weather report and make sure everyone dresses appropriately.

To plan the perfect picnic:

• Involve everyone in the family from the start. Choose a date, then a location.

• Get everyone’s input on the menu. You can stick with traditional favorites or indulge your adventurous side and try something new.

• You’ll need a basket for the nonperishable items and a cooler for your drinks and for perishable foods.

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