More Self-Care Ideas

More General Self-Care Ideas

  1. Practice replacing ‘should’ in your vocabulary.
  2. Take a different route to work or the shops.
  3. Watch an episode of your favorite TV show. Then write 5 reasons why you like it.
  4. Create a new, healthy, daily habit and schedule it into your life.
  5. Unsubscribe from spammy emails.
  6. Reflect on previous wins and achievements.
  7. Take 15 minutes to soak up the sunshine.
  8. Visit your local library.
  9. Do a household chore you’ve been putting off.
  10. Watch motivating videos and speeches.
  11. Speak to a loved one about their own self-care ideas or routines.
  12. Laugh!
  13. Write a review for a business you have enjoyed lately (such as a restaurant or product you have purchased).
  14. Make your bed.
  15. Work on a puzzle you enjoy but challenge you. For example, a Sudoku puzzle, crossword or jigsaw.
  16. Start a journal.
  17. Write down a new affirmation.
  18. Make sure you drink at least 8 glasses of water today.
  19. Dance like no one is watching.
  20. Learn how to give yourself a massage and do it.
  21. Write a letter to your younger self.
  22. Write a letter to your older self.
  23. Do a 6-hour digital detox.
  24. Go to the cinema on your own.
  25. Do something for charity.
  26. Clean out your car (if applicable), handbag, and jacket pockets.
  27. Find a local therapist or counselor.
  28. Do something fun you used to do as a kid.
  29. Cook a meal you’ve never cooked before.
  30. Research local history.
  31. Set up daily reminders on your phone to remind you that you are awesome!
  32. Clean your desk or workspace.
  33. Watch a documentary.
  34. When feeling particularly stressed, take a mental health day and call in sick to work.
  35. Change your bed sheets and have an early night.
  36. Reread your favorite book.
  37. Consider joining a local support group.
  38. Read inspiring quotes.
  39. Make a self-care box filled with materials such as candles, essential oils, affirmation cards, self-care ideas, a book, etc.
  40. Smile at yourself in the mirror!