A self-care routine is an excellent idea to ensure stress doesn’t build up and cause burnout, at least when some of the stressors are in our hands. Especially for those of us doing people work, creating a self-care routine ensures we have a list of go-to techniques and we don’t need to think about what works for which situation.
In this page, we have curated some external resources that may be ideas for you to incorporate in your self-care routine. We have categorised them as Tools, Skills, Readings, Timepass, and Create your own toolkit. Some of these self-care techniques have been inspired by what we follow at our TARSHI workspace and in our trainings on stress management and burnout prevention.
Many of these resources are from western countries and non-Indian or Asian contexts. If you know of or come across any relevant resources from the Global South, we would love to hear from you – please write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Over time, we hope to create our own resources, so do get in touch if you have any ideas for that too.
We are sure that these resources can give you a powerful self-care boost and inspire you in your self-care routine!
Browse through each of the following sections to learn a new technique, to hone a skill, to read about self-care for activists, or to put together your own toolkit… and don’t forget to keep aside some time for entertainment!