Self Care

Your relationship with yourself sets the
tone for every other relationship you have.

Find what self-care activity fits best with your personality!

  • Would you rather go out or stay in?
  • Be active or still?
  • Do you feel most at ease when you are alone or with people?
  • Create or observe?


Going Out:

  • URI Art Gallery 
  • Hera Cooperative Gallery – Wakefield 
  • Courthouse Center for the Arts – West Kingston 
  • Jamestown Art Center 
  • Umbrella Factory 
  • Create! Color Art Studio (pottery and paint) 
  • See some live music

Staying In:

  • Plant a succulent terrarium for your bedroom 
  • Grab some paint, markers, or pencils and create a piece of art (no judgment on the stick figure people!) 
  • Listen to music 
  • Dance 
  • Make a vision board/collage 

Connect with Others

  • Call someone who makes you laugh 
  • Volunteer 
  • Take a walk around campus with a friend 
  • Play card games or board games 
  • Invite a friend or residence hall neighbor to join in any of these activities!

Physical Activity


  • URI running trails 
  • URI Botanical Gardens & Greenhouse 
  • URI home athletic games 
  • Black Point Fishing Area – Narragansett 
  • Davis Memorial Wildlife Refuge 
  • Narrow River Kayak Rentals 
  • Peter Pan Surf and Stand-Up Paddleboard Academy
  • URI Sailing Center (free kayak, paddleboard and sailboat rentals!)


  • Fascitelli Fitness & Wellness Center: Zumba, Body Pump, Spin, Hatha Yoga, Power Yoga, Meditation, Pilates, etc. 
  • Mackal Field House: Barre, Yoga 4   Athletes, Walk & Strength • Boss Ice Arena – Public Skate $3 with student ID 
  • Old Mountain Bowling Lanes 
  • Warzone paintball and Airsoft   
  • Rock Spot Climbing


  • Practice mindful eating 
  • Ask an RA to organize an ice cream social for the floor/hall 
  • Cook
  • Try a new recipe 
  • Eat your favorite meal 
  • Host a potluck 
  • Try some locally grown food (Casey Farms or a Farmer’s Market at URI’s East Farm / May-Oct on Sat.) 
  • EatOut


  • Get a haircut 
  • Have your eyebrows/nails done 
  • Take a sensory shower/bath (using scented soap)  
  • Give yourself a facial 
  • Trade hand messages with a friend

Low Energy

  • Go to the beach – take in sensory experiences 
  • Meditate 
  • Binge watch a new show 
  • Watch your favorite movie 
  • No technology for one night 
  • Take a nap

History and Science

  • Visit the URI Medicinal Plants Garden 
  • Attend some on-campus lecturers 
  • Check out the Seabee Museum & Memorial Park, South County Museum, or Biomes Marine Biology Center 
  • Print out a stargazing map (or use an app), grab a friend, and get outside! 

The possibilities are endless!