Self Care for Activists
Self-Care Tips for Student Activists, Advocates, and Allies
- Take care of your physical, spiritual, and mental health. Say “no” when you need a break.
- Have interests outside of activism to protect your energy and headspace.
- Be aware of triggering sources and the impact of social media. Turn off your phone.
- Notice and honor the emotions of others and celebrate small wins when they happen.
Adapted from Self-Care Tips for Student Activists, Advocates, and Allies. Counseling and Psychological Services, University of Michigan. Visit the link for a full list of tips (published pre-COVID-19.)