This New Year, gift yourself some self-care.
We're almost at the two-year anniversary of COVID, and at this point, some might find indulging in self-care to just be futile. But during this time of year filled with back-to-back holidays and everything that comes along with them, sellf-care is essential. Our stress levels can be at an all-time high and focusing on your own wellness strategy can make all the difference.
To help you find your new self-care ritual and ring in the New Year with a positive mindset, we’ve put together this list of self-care articles, exercises, books, and podcasts for your use – including resources from around the museum community.
So, stop doomscrolling, dive into a brand-new book, unwrap a box of chocolates, or tune in to the latest true crime podcast.
Self-Care Guidance from the Museum Community
A Gentle Way to End the Year – Agents of Change, Mike Murawski
Year-End Review: Thinking about Your Use of Time – Brilliant Idea Studio, Seema Rao
Smithsonian Scholars Pick Their Favorite Books of 2021 – Smithsonian Mag
Self-Care Sunday – Carnegie Museum of Art
Self-Care – National Museum of African American History & Culture
Self-Care Resources – Amerian Alliance of Museums
Creative Self-Actualization #selfcaresunday #selfcare – Brilliant Idea Studio, Seema Rao
Focusing on Self-Care is Good for Business – Brilliant Idea Studio, Seema Rao
Working on Imposter Syndrome – Brilliant Idea Studio, Seema Rao
Self-Care Resources – Western Museums Association
The More or Less Definitive Guide to Self-Care: From A to Z – Authored by Anna Borges
The Best Art I Saw in 2021 – KQED
A Look at the Self-Care Wheel: Templates, Worksheets, and Activities – Positive Psychology
General Self-Care for 2022 + New Years Resolutions
Why You Need a Self-Care Plan – Mindful
There’s No “Right” Way to Do Self-Care – Harvard Business Review
Books + Podcasts for Everyone to Enjoy
6 Podcasts for Reflection and Restoration – NY Times
Best New Podcasts of 2021 – Variety
The Best Podcasts of 2021 – The New Yorker
The 10 Best Crime Podcasts of 2021 – Rolling Stone
The 20 Best Books of 2021 – LA Times
Times' Critics Top Books of 2021 – NY Times
Best Art Books of 2021 – NY Times
Best Self-Help Books to Guide You on the Road to Self-Care – Penguin Random House
WMA's Moments of Zen
Often, we provide a #MomentofZen in our Weekly Newsletter to help ease minds and offer a moment of peace in such an uncertain world. Here are some of our favorite moments: