Self-Care is a phrase that has become more popular recently, as people are realizing the importance of taking care of ourselves. With everything going on in our world right now, many people are going through a wide set of emotions so it is essential that we spend some time on ourselves right now more than ever. Self-Care isn’t just about taking care of our physical selves, it’s about filling ourselves back up mentally and emotionally as well. When you hear the phrase “self-care”, you may think of doing a face mask, getting a massage, or spending the day relaxing on your day off. While these are great examples, there’s so many other ways to practice self-care. Let’s go through some more examples of self-care you’re sure to love:

  • Reward yourself for completing small tasks
  • Intentionally schedule “me time” on your calendar or planner
  • Listen to a podcast about a topic that interests you
  • Unplug from email and social media for an hour, or longer if able!
  • Learn 4-8-7 breathing
  • Do one thing today just because it makes you happy
  • Try coloring in an adult coloring book
  • Unfollow or mute toxic “friends” or pages in your social media feeds
  • Go for a walk
  • Attend a yoga or fitness class online (many are free right now on social media!)
  • Spend some time in nature, even if it’s sitting in the sun for 10 minutes
  • Practice deep breathing exercises
  • Listen to a guided meditation 
  • Give yourself a long bubble bath (try adding epsom salts!)
  • Put a relaxing blend of essential oils in your diffuser for aromatherapy
  • Wear a dress or outfit that makes you feel great (even if it’s just around the house!)
  • Listen to a playlist of your favorite songs
  • Schedule a virtual (or in-home if you live together!) date night with your significant other (or best friend!)

Hopefully you were able to find inspiration in this list of self-care ideas! Pick and choose the ones that sound enjoyable to you 🙂 Even though we are limited on the places we can go and the people we can see in person, there are still ways to find joy and do things to make ourselves happy. What are some of your go-to self-care ideas? Share in the comments below!

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