Self-Care Ideas

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The concept of “Self-Care” consists of identifying your own needs and taking necessary steps to meet them.  Self-Care is such an important and often neglected part of our mental health.  As women, we often juggle various responsibilities, including the care-taking of others and we neglect our own needs.  Don’t ignore the signs of mental, emotional, and physical exhaustion.  Self-care can improve your health, mood, self-esteem, promote healthy relationships and much more! Caring for ourselves can also make us less susceptible to stress, anxiety, and depression.  In order to take be able to care for others, we must learn to take care of ourselves and not feel guilty about it!  I’ve compiled a list of simple self-care activities for the mind, body, and soul.  Feel free to indulge whenever you need a quick pick me up!

Self-Care Ideas for the Mind

  • Create a Vision Board (Don’t Wait Until New Years)
  • Read a Book
  • Create a Budget
  • Choose Your News
  • Name Your Stressors
  • Meditate for 5 minutes
  • Don’t Give In to Gossip/“Tea”
  • Unwind When You Get Home
  • Adult Coloring Book
  • Get out Of Your Comfort Zone
  • Disconnect from Social Media
  • Disconnect from Negative People
  • Be Positive
  • Network
  • Keep a Journal for a Year
  • Be on Time and Be Prepared
  • Build a Playlist of Relaxing Music
  • Take a Class for Fun at a Local College
  • Locate a Mentor
  • Declutter Your Space
  • Plan a Staycation
  • Take a Mental Health Day off from Work
  • Avoid Conflicts and Confrontations Before Bed

Self-Care Ideas for the Body

  • Get a Good Night’s Sleep
  • Exercise for Thirty Minutes a Day
  • At-Home Spa Day
  • Cook a New Dish
  • Try a New Fitness Class
  • Be Still
  • Schedule a Physical
  • Take a Daily Multi-Vitamin
  • Take a Nap
  • Take a Long, Hot Bath
  • Make Your Own Sugar Body Scrub
  • Drink a Cup of Chamomile Tea Beforehand Bed
  • Practice Aromatherapy with Essential Oils

Self-Care Ideas for the Soul

  • Reconnect with Your Spiritual Side
  • Apologize to Someone
  • Let Go of Anger
  • Set Personal Boundaries
  • Take Yourself on a Date
  • Ask for Help
  • Forgive Someone
  • Tell Someone You Love Them
  • Find Comfort in Prayer
  • Forgive Yourself
  • Laugh
  • Meditate Before Bed
  • Get Rid of Toxic Friendships
  • Count Your Blessings
  • Listen to Spiritual Music
  • Start a Book Club
  • Buy Yourself Flowers