This post is all about fun self care activities for groups that adults would enjoy!
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These self care activities for groups include fun, mindful and social ideas that you can do with friends, family, coworkers, or other groups.
As always, if you are looking for more professional guidance, definitely seek out a mental health or primary care professional.
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Fun Self Care Activities for Groups
An excellent way to bond in a small group is by talking about your favorite book!
I always love talking with my best friends and coworkers about the best moments in books.
As a bonus, you can also get book recommendations from others who share the same book interests as you.
Best books for book club:
- The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F – Mark Manson
- You Are a Badass – Jen Sincero
- Atomic Habits – James Clear
One of my favorite fun social interactions to take part in are dance parties!!
I always get a good laugh when I see my friends get out of their comfort zone and let themselves dance freely.
You can have dance parties with a music genre to make the group activity easier to host such as nostalgia, hip-hop, TikTok music, etc.
If your group has a lot of free time and patience, why not spend time putting puzzle pieces together to form a MASTERPIECE!
I love this self-care activity because it gives your group enough time to catch-up and connect over puzzle-making.
Plus, puzzles can be finished a lot faster in a group setting than individually.
A good idea to enjoy a great time with a group are calming art activities.
Enjoy crafting and being creative while talking with your group members!
Check out these great art activities to do with friends:
- Pottery making
- Paint by numbers
- Friendship bracelet making
- Bullet journaling
- Adult coloring books
- Vision board making
DIY Starbucks Recipes
OMG, this is one of my favorite activities for a reason.. Usually people think of baking as a fun group self-care activities, but how about trying to make Starbucks recipes?!
If you and your friends have some favorite drinks, look up some recipes on Google and Pinterest and give it a shot!!
More self-care ideas:
Some great self-care activities for groups involves baking!!
If your group of friends loves baking then go to the store and find a baking box for your favorite desserts.
Board Game Night
Board games are an easy way to build a sense of community with others.
I have found that board games are best to play with family members or large groups to release competitiveness in a fun way!
Just imagine playing Monopoly or UNO with your pals!
Fun board games and regular games for groups to play:
- Cards Against Humanity
- Never Have I Ever
- Heads Up!
- The Game of Life
If you love making crafts and getting creative, then origami kits like this one are a great way to go.
You will be able to learn who in your group is the most creative and teach each other how to make a leaping frog.
Looking for more calming crafts for adults such as this one? Check this post here!
More self-care ideas:
I know not everyone likes tapioca balls, but Boba places have different options to try out.
Try a new drink with your group if you are feeling in the mood.
DIY Self-Care Kit or Stress Relief Kit
More fun self care activities:
How about make your own stress relief kits together as an activity?!
You can add your favorite lip balms, journals, or anything you all can think of!
If you are the type of person to not like yoga, maybe try fun yoga!?
Fun yoga with the right squad can be relaxing, a little bit weird.. but fun!! Try this type of wellness activity out if you all are down.
DIY Zen Garden
DIY Zen gardens are a fan favorite for many reasons. They are simple to make and you could also get some materials from the dollar store as well.
Pick and choose from these materials:
- Sand (different colors are a plus!)
- Mini trees
- Fake moss
- Essential Oils (to add a scent)
DIY Comfort Box
More therapeutic group activities:
Comfort boxes are meant to give you comfort and be your go-to box for all things happiness, warmth, fuzziness, and everything good about the world.
Gather your group together at your favorite store and add things to start making your comfort box. Wonderfully, a comfort box can help improve you and your group’s mental health while you are together, or once you go back home. 🙂
DIY Travel Self-Care Kit
A great activity you all can work on is making travel self-care kits for yourselves!
You and your friends can practice self-care while you’re out and about! You can go to the dollar store, Target or Walmart and get your self-care essentials with your BESTIES.
Finally, with these last self care activities for groups, our list is done!
If you enjoy any of these activities, let me know!
Mindfulness Practices for Groups
Limit Social Media
A simple way to practice mindfulness while spending time with group members is limiting social media and technology use.
By not scrolling through Instagram or responding to texts, everyone can stay in the present moment!
Plus, it is great group mindfulness to know that everyone is focusing on each other instead of outside distractions.
During mindfulness meditations, your group can bring awareness to the present moment.
I have found that when I practice mindful meditations, I am more conscious of my breath and when I get distracted with my thoughts, giving myself grace.
If you are interested in taking part in mindfulness meditation, you can check out mindful.org for meditations you can practice.
The University of California, Irvine describes Tai Chi as gentle movements and deep breathing that connect our senses, mind and body.
Studies have also shown that benefits of Tai Chi practice include increased well-being and improved sleep.
For this reason, consider Tai Chi a powerful tool to practice with your group.
One of the best ways to make use of group discussions while practicing self-care is talking about your routines!
Everyone has different ways to feel motivated when waking up and prepping for sleep.
Share with your friends, family, or group aspects of your daily routine that you enjoy and can be improved.
That way, you can improve your daily routine while helping others with their own.
One of the best ways to practice mindfulness and self-love is writing a letter to yourself about your amazing qualities.
I believe that an important part of self-care is working on your personal growth, but also ACKNOWLEDGING your growth.
As a group, feel free to share a moment of self-love that feel proud of while sharing support to other folks as well.
As part of your self-care plan, I think it’s important to bring awareness of the many factors affect one’s everyday life.
According to Olga Phoenix, the self-care wheel demonstrates that physical, psychological, emotional, spiritual, personal, and professional factors affect your life everyday.
With your team members, friends or family, it would be enlightening to speak about the ways that your life is personally affected with these factors.
It is a great mindfulness exercise when you gain a different perspective of the similarities and differences we all have.
On your list of self-care activities, gratitude practices should be at the top!
I’m sure we all know that feeling of having hard time at work because you feel underappreciated.
Regardless if you are doing group work or are in leadership roles where a positive work environment is crucial, it is always great to feel valued and appreciated.
Online resources such as the Mayo Clinic have said that meditation helps reduce negative emotions, enhance emotional well-being, and improve physical health.
A meditation session with other group members is a great social self-care practice to improve emotional health.
Thankfully, there are many types of meditation that you can do which I will be talking about in the next few sections.
I think an important thing we miss when thinking about our personal goals, is how our community affects us as well.
Take some time to talk about achievements and things you are working towards.
Let other folks help give you additional support when you feel unmotivated.
10 Minute Reflection & Share
If your group wants to do something quick and easy, then reflect on your day for 10 minutes.
Share what you have been feeling all day and you might be surprised what you learn. 😉
Feel free to write some affirmations that you are proud of today.
Who does not like people saying nice things about you?!
In a group, write down 2-3 affirmations about the people around you. THEN, you share them!
This is a great activity to know what the people around you LOVE about you 🙂
Write and Throw
More therapeutic group activities:
Sometimes groups get together to just rant about their day. How about just having a quick vent session and throwing out what you wrote for stress relief.
It is ultimately your group’s choice to share or not to share!
Practicing Healthy Eating
So of course I have to tempt you with these brownies in a jar.. but meal prepping makes for great self care activities for groups because you have food prepped for the week.
You can make these brownies, salads, parfaits, ramen, etc.
You will love this idea if you do not like cooking by yourself. With the help of some friends, you might even have a new meal you never ate before throughout the week!!
Let Pinterest give you inspiration.
Social Self-Care Activities for Groups
Snack Walks + Movie Night
More selfcare ideas:
Why not go to the store with a group and get some snacks?!
They don’t have to be expensive. You can just walk to the dollar store or closest store to get some snacks. Then, come home and have a little movie night altogether.
One of my favorite ways to make friends or get some fresh air is taking part in group fitness!
There is something so refreshing about sharing in the comraderie of teams and classes with people who share the same interests!!
These are some group fitness activities you can do in groups:
- Yoga class
- Water aerobics
- Bike ride
Sometimes our society encourages a more individualistic approach to solving problems.
But, we are human, and humans NEED connection to survive.
If you want to connect with others who are going through similar hardships as you are, support groups are great!
Of course, if you need more professional guidance, reach out to a mental health professional or primary care provider for further support.
The “Best Friend Update Presentation”
More fun self care activities:
The Best Friend Presentation is great for when you want to share important things going on in your life, but you are STUCK AT HOME!!
Everyone makes a fun 5-minute presentation about their own life updates, and you present.
It is insanely better than the presentations for school FOR SURE.
Want more BEST FRIEND ACTIVITIES? Try these out:
Manicure and Pedicure
One of the best things about hanging out in a group, is that SOMEONE ELSE can paint your nails.
As a right-handed person, I seriously hate painting my hands using my LEFT HAND.
Dance Workout Together
If you and your friends/family hate exercising alone (or period..) try dance workouts together!
These group activities for adults are fun, healthy and give you something to do together online.
Try out fun dance workouts such as this one!
Calming Face Masks
More short self-care activities:
The perfect short self care activities involve doing barely anything. Just put on face masks from Target and have a relaxing time together watching Netflix.
Summary of post: This post goes over self care activities for groups.