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51 Self-Care Ideas

Self-care is always quite the topic. I think it’s important daily, weekly, etc to do things for yourself to make sure you are filling your cup before you pour into other people’s. So today I am sharing 51 self-care ideas!

51 Self-Care Ideas

  • Take a bath
  • Do a face mask
  • Go for a walk
  • Try a new workout class
  • Treat yourself to a yummy holiday drink
  • Go shopping
  • Or at least go try on clothes that make you feel great
  • See a movie alone
  • Binge a TV show
  • If you live near it, go to the beach
  • If you live near it, go hiking
  • Check out a local museum
  • Bake some cookies
  • Rearrange your furniture and knick knacks
  • Buy some flowers
  • Journal
  • Clean out your closet
  • Organize drawers
  • Clean up your house
  • Listen to a good playlist
  • Make a new playlist
  • Go on a solo trip
  • Make a grateful list
  • Say NO more
  • Take a nap and catch up on sleep
  • Take up a new hobby
  • Color
  • Binge a podcast
  • Go 24 hours without social media
  • Take a personal day off work
  • Try a new skincare regimen
  • Mute people on Instagram/Twitter who make you feel bad about yourself
  • Get a massage/facial
  • Go to bed at 8PM every night for a week
  • Sleep in
  • Use an acupressure mat
  • Have a staycation weekend in a hotel alone
  • Try a new wine
  • Go to your place of worship
  • Pay it forward
  • Go find the perfect lipstick/lipgloss
  • Have dinner delivered from your favorite place
  • Dance around your living room to your favorite songs
  • Get dressed up and sit at a bar and order a fun drink
  • Stretch/foam roll
  • Have a picnic alone and read
  • Reconnect with an old friend
  • Go to a meetup group/bible study etc
  • Play with puppies/kittens/your favorite animal
  • Adopt a pet
  • Watch this speech

What is something you do for self-care? What would you add to this list of 51 self-care ideas?

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  1. What a great list, Neely! I love that there’s something for everything. I’m not much of a wine person or a nap person, but I do love journalling and cleaning the house, haha! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. Hollie wrote:

    Ohh! What a great list!! Iโ€™ve been wanting to try an acupressure mat for awhile now. Maybe Iโ€™ll add it to my Christmas list ๐Ÿ™‚ I really enjoy a good cup of coffee or tea, sitting on the front porch, starring in to the mountains. So peaceful ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  3. Divine wrote:

    Amazing tips. So funny! I also wrote a post about practicing Selself-care the other day. I feel like more and more people should get educated in this!

    Thanks for sharing your ideas!

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  4. Stephanie wrote:

    These are all such good ideas! It’s amazing how just the little things can make such an impact on our moods. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Wonderful list! And I like that so many of these are free or really cheap, too. I find that laying in bed or curled up on the couch with a good book is best for me!

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  6. Wendy wrote:

    My favorite self-care activity is to browse the library for a good read. Then spend an afternoon or evening reading just for pleasure.

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  7. Lanae Bond wrote:

    This is a great list of self care ideas that someone will be able to find something that want to do.

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  8. Kelly wrote:

    Lovely list! Having a cup of hot tea is one of the ways I take care of myself. So comforting.

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  9. Scott wrote:

    Hobbies are great for self-care, as long as you don’t get into one that is too expensive. Then you’re down a whole ‘nother rabbit hole!

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  10. Lisa wrote:

    I definitely need to remember all of these and do a few of them each day! These all do make a person feel better ๐Ÿ™‚

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  11. It’s the list that keeps on giving and a powerful reminder that self care is flexible, fun and easy to switch up! Thanks for sharing โ™ก

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  12. Joshua wrote:

    Great list! i journal every morning with a gratitude list and it has been one of my favorite tools for self care. I also hike intensively so that is my passionate workout

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  13. Jennifer wrote:

    My favorite form of self care is getting dressed up and doing my hair and makeup! I absolutely love this list and can’t wait to try these other options!

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  14. Kristine Nicole Alessandra wrote:

    It is very difficult for me to have some real “me time” right now as I am tied up with the responsibility of caring for my sick mother and husband. However, once in a while, I get a few minutes to myself and I use those precious minutes to go out for a walk. Even for just a short while, that alone time rejuvenates my soul.

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  15. Workouts/stretching and in general body care is a huge part of my self care. Great list of items, though I probably won’t recommend randomly adopting a pet without fully thinking it through ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  16. This is a great list! I did many from this list. My favorite to do has to be the face mask and I like to add trying out beauty products. I enjoyed the time to indulge and pampering myself.

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  17. MAYSZ wrote:

    Lovely ideas about self care, Well if I add one of this great list I think is peace of mind. ๐Ÿ™‚ When you have a peace of mind all of these will follow.

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  18. Patranila wrote:

    Great list. One thing though, muting people on social is awesome, but unfollowing is so, so sweet! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  19. I love this!! Self care is super important for mind, body and soul. for me candles and a hot bath always help xx

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  20. I love your list. I write about self-care, especially for moms. So important! My self care consists of hot baths, bath salts, candlelight, soft music, reading, once a month pedicures, visiting coffee shops alone, and taking time to connect with friends in person!

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  21. This is a great list! Definitely sleep more/take a nap!!! Also, for me: crochet, or take a long bike ride, or go to a spin class or yoga session!

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  22. This is a great list. I’d love nothing more than to spend a couple weeks of me time and do everything on your lists, especially on the beach!

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