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It is essential for a caregiver, and for the care receiver, to take time for yourself. This can be difficult, especially in North Dakota, where we tend to think of self-care as not important. But this is NOT the case. Self-care is a sign of strength, even if it is just for a few minutes. It is important to take it daily.


  • 63 Free Things to Do
  • Feel-Good Songs Playlist – Music can have a powerful effect on the mind and body. Enjoy this Spotify playlist by the the Tennessee Respite Coalition.
  • Podcast Playlist – Take some time to listen to these podcasts by some great speakers. Enjoy this Spotify playlist by the Tennessee Respite Coalition.
  • Coloring Page – Coloring is not just child's play! Many individuals find coloring relaxing.
  • Tools for Releasing Stress – Many of these ideas are free and easy to implement.
    This information is from the six-week Powerful Tools for Caregivers class. For more information, please visit