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Resources for Self-Care During Year Two of COVID-19


We are officially headed into year two of dealing with a pandemic and what a year it has been. 

In the beginning of the pandemic we created a resource for you with a comprehensive list of self-care activities to help you through this time. We figured it was about time to bring back this resource with some updates and changes!

This resource is organized by category so you can easily find what you need when you're looking for ways to feel good.

Self-care resources for nurses

mental health

  • Keener is a well-being app created for nurses! Keener helps nurses find motivation, avoid burnout, and expand their skills through daily practice. Check it out here.

  • Find a therapist near you to connect with. Here are some resources: 

  • Check with your employer to see what benefits they offer for therapy - you might have some free sessions through your insurance or benefits! 
  • Our community receives 30% off your first month of therapy with BetterHelp at this link (thanks to them sponsoring us & all the nurses in our community)!
  • Try scheduling a virtual therapy session through a service like TalkSpace or BetterHelp
  • Use Wellness IRL to find discounts for healthcare providers on wellness services, including therapy. Sign up for your free membership here!

  • Try meditation to help relax your mind:

  • Calm app is offering 57% off a year-long subscription for nurses
  • Free lightworker meditations #1 and #2 from MB Mannino, breathwork facilitator
  • Choose a mindfulness or meditation app recommended by MIT here!

  • Check out this resource with 5 small ways you can improve your mental health

  • Schedule in some time to sit down + journal while listening to this playlist.


  • Do a free online workout class! Here are a few options: 

  • Go for a run with the Nike Run Club app
  • Find a hike to do near you using the AllTrails app
  • Join the Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation challenge here.
  • Dance it out to one of our upbeat playlists:


  • Get a meal subscription service to make your meal prep easier. HomeChef has oven-ready options that require minimal prep! 
  • Treat yourself to takeout from your favorite local restaurants
  • Make a new cocktail 
  • Have a date night in with yourself or your significant other and cook a new recipe from a cookbook you have lying around! 


  • Codenames is now virtual! Play with friends here.
  • Download coloring pages! These wine & book ones are so cute and can be downloaded for free here.
  • Check out an ebook or audiobook from your local library
  • Tackle a new puzzle or board game
  • GroupWatch a Disney classic on Disney+ with friends or family
  • Get your first book from Book of the Month for 9.99
  • Jackbox games has a bunch of different options for you to play with friends and family!

personal wellness

  • Schedule time to get ready and actually get dressed and do your hair + makeup, even if you aren’t going anywhere. 
  • Create an at-home spa day for yourself: do a facial, paint your nails, and more! Some products we love:


  • Schedule a virtual or outdoors happy hour with your family or friends 
  • Use the HouseParty app to get together with your people!
  • Do a book exchange with friends. Each pick a book to send each other that you think they would like. Option to get together and discuss after you’ve all read your books!
  • Write a handwritten letter to send some encouragement to another nurse!

free goodies!

Have you signed up for your FREE Inspiration Kit yet through our  Inspire A Nurse program

We're connecting people with caring hearts to YOU to send you a little love during this time. It's a completely free gift to you - get all the deets here!

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We have absolutely loved seeing you get vaccinated in your Nurses Inspire Nurses tees. We are in this together, and together, we rise. 

Make sure to tag us @nursesinspirenurses on Instagram as you get vaccinated!


Welcome to the most supportive nursing community on the planet! We're here to inspire you, lift you up, and help you shine brighter.

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