27 Self-Care Ideas

Happy Saturday, readers–or shall I say, Self-Care Saturday!

It’s the weekend, which (hopefully) means that we’re all taking some time to slow down and process the busy, chaotic week we’ve just had. In light of this, I wanted to share some of my go-to ideas when it comes to engaging in self-care and personal renewal.

  1. Draw a hot bath, complete with a bath bomb, bubbles, and your favorite candles.
  2. Journal ten things that you are grateful for that day.
  3. Take a leisurely nature walk, noticing all of the sights, sounds, and smells that invigorate your senses.
  4. Take a nap, allowing yourself and your body to catch up on some zzz’s.
  5. Scroll through your favorite boards on Pinterest.
  6. Turn your cell phone off for an hour or two, unplugging yourself from social media and technology.
  7. Do some gentle yoga stretches to help recenter yourself and your focus.
  8. Listen to your favorite playlist on Spotify, or browse the “New Music” category to find some new go-to jams.
  9. Give yourself a mini manicure by filing, buffing, and painting your nails.
  10. Give yourself an at-home facial: Cleanse, exfoliate, face mask, and moisturize.
  11. Light your favorite scented candle.
  12. Cuddle up in your favorite spot of your house with a cozy blanket and a good novel. While you’re at it, brew yourself a cup of your favorite tea or coffee, too!
  13. Go for a light jog on a nearby nature trail, breathing in the sights you see.
  14. Watch a few episodes of your favorite Netflix series (I highly recommend Grey’s Anatomy, Gossip Girl, Gilmore Girls, The Office, Thirteen Reasons Why, and Grace & Frankie).
  15. Make a list of ten things you’ve learned about yourself in the past year.
  16. Prepare yourself one of your favorite, nourishing meals/snacks.
  17. Watch a Ted Talk on a topic that interests you.
  18. Create a “Worry Box”: Write down each worry-thought you have onto a slip of paper, placing each slip into the box. Doing this is a physical way of releasing your worrisome thoughts.
  19. Play with your pet (and take a ton of selfies with said pet).
  20. Book a professional massage for yourself.
  21. Do some artwork that you enjoy–coloring, painting, pottery, etcetera.
  22. Create a vision board for yourself.
  23. Volunteer your time to help others.
  24. Go outside and observe the clouds, trying to identify what each looks like.
  25. Go to a local park and find a swing (one of my favorites!).
  26. Retail therapy, or even simply window-shopping (admittedly, another one of my favorites).
  27. Put on your favorite comfiest sweats and just do you.

I hope you can find something on this list that would help in renewing your soul’s energy. I’d love to hear your self-care ideas, too! Feel free to comment and share.

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