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51 Self-Care Ideas

Fitness and Health · November 14, 2018

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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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  • 22 thoughts on “51 Self-Care Ideas

    1. Hollie

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

    2. Divine

      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!

    3. Wendy

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

    4. Joshua

      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

    5. Jennifer

      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!

    6. Kristine Nicole Alessandra

      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.

    7. Angela Tolsma

      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 😉

    8. hey sharonoox

      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.

    9. MAYSZ

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

    10. Crystal Mendez

      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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