Nifty Fifty Ways to Self-Refresh

Refresh
  1. Relaxing Music (iPod, Songza, Pandora)
  2. Find the humor
  3. Funny video collection (cats, kids, clumsy moves)
  4. Build a Support Team
  5. Ask for help – don’t assume
  6. Eliminate clutter/focus on one thing
  7. Aromatherapy
  8. 5-10-5 breathing
  9. Surround yourself with things that refresh/Lift your eyes!
  10. Be still
  11. Do something different
  12. Words of inspiration/post it
  13. Journal/track feelings
  14. Date your mate- TV kisses
  15. Girls/Guys Night Out
  16. Visit your therapist
  17. Hit the stress button/Find your safe place
  18. Solve a riddle
  19. Finish something
  20. Brain dump
  21. Be CAYG (Clean As You Go)
  22. Cross-body activity
  23. Manipulatives
  24. Read
  25. Puzzles- Crossword, Sudoku, Word-Search, What’s Missing
  26. Words with Friends
  27. Luminosity.com/Mindgames.com/Happy-Neuron.com
  28. Take a class/Enjoy your hobby
  29. Take a vacation
  30. Dance!
  31. Exercise- even chair push-ups help!
  32. Stretch!
  33. Physical chores- Garden, pound nails, walk the dog
  34. Get outdoors
  35. Sleep or Power nap (Less than 20 minutes)
  36. Hand, foot, shoulder massage
  37. Apple a day and other healthy eating habits
  38. Hydrate
  39. Trip to the thrift store
  40. Swap meals, kids, household chores
  41. Be silly
  42. Cuddles and kisses
  43. Don’t get desperate – USE RESPITE!
  44. M & M meditation
  45. Breath prayers
  46. Memorize Scripture
  47. Use a worry box
  48. Give thanks
  49. Serve others
  50. Participate in a faith community