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Life gets busy with work, home, and other events.
As a result, we allow ourselves to sink to the bottom of our priority list by skipping meals, stop exercising, and to isolate ourselves from family and friends.
All the while, making excuses not to create time for Self-Care.
Self-care is not an indulgence, but more of a necessity.
Not caring for yourself can negatively affect your functioning in life, which can create stress, loss of focus, and a decrease in the ability to perform your usually polished skill sets.
65 Self Care Ideas you can start NOW
- Go for a walk – Doesn’t matter if its rain or shine.
- Read a new book – Make it a good juicy one.
- Watch a funny movie
- Declutter, an area in your home – You will be surprised how much better it will make you feel.
- Take a break from social media for a day – Social media can be a real drain. Take a break and recharge.
- Clean up your social media account from negative people or activity- Build yourself by surrounding yourself with positivity.
- Get a facial or do it yourself
- Take a bubble bath
- Get a mani/Pedi or do it yourself
- Get a massage – Work out those kinks.
- Do some yoga – Sink into the more in-depth you.
- Create a playlist with all your favorite upbeat songs – Or any song as long as it makes you feel better.
- Allow yourself to cry – Crying does not make you a weak person. Not feeling/crying is an issue. You can not hold your feelings forever.
- Skip household chores for a day – No worries. It will eventually get done.
- Take a trip – Local or far away. Just break the monotony.
- Write your thoughts and feelings in a journal entry – Because sometime you can’t talk about your feelings the way you want to.
- Talk to someone who gets you – If they get you, they will accept whatever you have to talk about.
- Take a nap – Recharge!
- Splurge a bit on yourself – Because you are worth every penny and minute.
- Say no to unnecessary obligations – Saying no takes the pressure off.
- Ask for help when you need or want it – Because you can’t do everything yourself.
- Take deep breaths
- Get 7-9 hours of sleep
- Read inspirational quotes
- Hug or cuddle with someone or something – pillow, boyfriend, etc.
- Hang out with friends
- Surround yourself with positive, motivating people
- Color in a coloring book
- Work in the garden – Gardening is somewhat therapeutic, and besides, you get to eat what you grow.
- Get expert help if needed
- Establish a routine
- Write lists to help you to remember to complete tasks throughout the day
- Volunteer/Help someone in need
- Challenge your negative thoughts by injecting positive thoughts
- Let go of things you cannot control
- Diffuse essential oils
- Light stress relief candles
- Cook your favorite meal
- Buy yourself flowers
- Turn your phone off for a few hours
- Go on a date with someone or yourself
- Leave yourself a positive note or a compliment
- Put yourself at the top of your to-do list
- Spend time with nature
- Slow down
- Spend time alone- to get to know you.
- Drink more water
- Stop being a “people pleaser.”
- Stay away from drama
- Never speak badly of yourself
- Forgive yourself and others
- Get rid of toxic people
- Practice positive affirmations – to transform your negative thinking in to more positive thinking.
- Create a safe place
- Go after your dreams
- Believe in yourself
- Create a vision board – Sometimes you have to visualize your dreams to act on them.
- Be creative
- Incorporate something healthy in your diet every day
- Adopt a new hobby
- Try new things
- Bring out the inner kid in you – lighten up.
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To prevent “Burn out,” reduce stress, and help yourself refocus in life, it is important for you to view a self- care routine as a necessity instead of an indulgence.
Incorporate 1-2 or more things from this self care ideas list to maintain your physical, emotional, and mental balance. You are worth the time and effort.
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