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30 Questions to Consider for Caring for Ourselves

We learn how to care for ourselves by getting curious. We essentially pause and have a conversation with ourselves. We pose a question, and we wait to receive the answer.

And you can ask yourself all kinds of questions to help you know what you need. These might be big questions about intentions and dreams. Or they might be seemingly smaller questions about sensations and scents.

Below you’ll find a wide array of questions to consider, to thoughtfully reflect on, to jot down, and to take action on.

  1. What’s something fun I can plan for this week?
  2. What flavors am I in the mood to taste today or right now? (It’s absolutely OK and wonderful to respond to your cravings.)
  3. What am I worried about?
  4. What sensations am I feeling right now?
  5. What would I like to learn today?
  6. How am I feeling?
  7. How do I want to honor my feelings?
  8. What can I do in the mornings to set a bright tone for the rest of my day?
  9. What do I need in the evenings to relax and genuinely unwind?
  10. What scent would I like to smell in my home?
  11. How would I like my space to make me feel?
  12. What are my dreams for the rest of 2019?
  13. Have I looked at the sky lately?
  14. Have I listened to myself lately?
  15. How do I feel when I scroll social media?
  16. How much alone time have I had lately?
  17. What’s a simple boundary I can set that supports me?
  18. Have I been trying to escape into certain activities?
  19. What inspires me?
  20. What am I unsure of?
  21. What makes me laugh?
  22. What am I needing to express to someone?
  23. What thoughts pop up when I’m sitting alone without any distractions?
  24. What do I yearn to stop doing?
  25. When I close my eyes, what do I see?
  26. Have I been trying to push down some emotion?
  27. What’s one relationship I’d like to nurture this week or month?
  28. What kind of movement feels joyful to me?
  29. What have I been daydreaming about?
  30. How can I prioritize my mental health today? How can I put it first?

After exploring the above questions, consider how you can act on your responses. Because it’s those actions that contribute to building your beautiful life.

Photo by Natalie Grainger on Unsplash.

30 Questions to Consider for Caring for Ourselves


Margarita Tartakovsky, MS

Margarita is an associate editor at PsychCentral.com. She writes about everything from taking compassionate care of yourself at any weight, shape, and size, to coping healthfully with difficult emotions. Her goal is to give readers practical, empowering tips to better their lives, and to remind you that whatever you're struggling with, you're never, ever alone.


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Tartakovsky, M. (2019). 30 Questions to Consider for Caring for Ourselves. Psych Central. Retrieved on November 21, 2019, from https://blogs.psychcentral.com/weightless/2019/08/30-questions-to-consider-for-caring-for-ourselves/

 

Last updated: 25 Aug 2019
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