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100 Ways To Practice Self-Care.

We are busy people living in a busy world.

We often spend our days abiding by a schedule, ticking off metaphorical and physical to-do lists, splitting our day into sections of what needs to be done and what we need to do for our family, friends, partners and children. What we don’t allow time for is time for ourselves, a small part of each day to focus on our physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing.

Self-care is not selfish, it is necessary. We need to allow ourselves some time to unwind, relax, be creative, be expressive, or sometimes.. simply… just be.

Here are 100 ways you can start practising self-care and make it a top priority in your daily life.

  1. Go for a walk and get some fresh air.
  2. Treat yourself to a box of chocolates.
  3. Write in a journal.
  4. Have a relaxing bubble bath.
  5. Cuddle your pets.
  6. Take a yoga class.
  7. Meditate.
  8. Pamper yourself at home or book a spa day.
  9. Eat popcorn.
  10. Have a movie night.
  11. Stretch!
  12. Have a digital detox.
  13. Book a holiday.
  14. Have a good cry.
  15. Read a book.
  16. Listen to a podcast.
  17. Go dancing.
  18. Make a smoothie.
  19. Look at old photographs that make you smile.
  20. Listen to your favourite song.
  21. Bake some cookies.
  22. Declutter your house.
  23. Paint a picture.
  24. Draw.
  25. Go to the gym.
  26. Write a letter to your future self.
  27. Make a fort or den in your living room.
  28. Watch your favourite TV show or movie.
  29. Do some gardening.
  30. Go to the cinema.
  31. Write a list of goals.
  32. Drink hot chocolate.
  33. Light a candle or wax melt.
  34. Cook a new recipe.
  35. Buy yourself some flowers.
  36. Cuddle your favourite human.
  37. Buy a gift for yourself.
  38. Take a road trip.
  39. Make a cup of tea or coffee.
  40. Dance in the rain.
  41. Watch funny videos.
  42. Colour.
  43. Cross stitch/sew/crochet.
  44. Build something.
  45. Have a nap.
  46. Have a board games night.
  47. Read a magazine.
  48. Wear your favourite PJ’s.
  49. Learn a new language.
  50. Go to a museum.
  51. Look in the mirror and compliment yourself.
  52. Go to the beach.
  53. Play a sport.
  54. Create a scrapbook.
  55. Sing.
  56. Go shopping.
  57. Go to the theatre.
  58. Play on the Playstation/X-Box.
  59. Get a massage.
  60. Go to the hairdressers and have your hair done.
  61. Write your worries on a piece of paper, then rip them and throw them away.
  62. Get rid of a material possession that doesn’t bring you joy.
  63. Drink a glass of water.
  64. Get a manicure or pedicure.
  65. Laugh.
  66. Do a puzzle.
  67. Make a new cocktail.
  68. Write a poem.
  69. Watch the clouds go by.
  70. Have some CBD oil.
  71. Ride your bike, skateboard, or roller-blade.
  72. Go for a picnic.
  73. Have a glass of wine.
  74. Acupuncture.
  75. Meal prep for the week.
  76. Have a lie-in.
  77. Read the newspaper.
  78. Go stargazing.
  79. Call in sick and have a day off work.
  80. Smile.
  81. Create a musical playlist of feel-good songs.
  82. Learn how to play a musical instrument.
  83. Have a long, hot shower.
  84. Pick flowers.
  85. Stay on the couch ALL day.
  86. Plan your future.
  87. Buy a plant.
  88. People watch.
  89. Go to your favourite cafe and order a slice of cake.
  90. Order your favourite takeaway.
  91. Reread your favourite book.
  92. Declutter your social media.
  93. Unsubscribe to spam emails.
  94. Start a DIY project.
  95. Rearrange the furniture.
  96. Go to a fancy hotel.
  97. Do something adventurous eg: skydiving, rock climbing.
  98. Practice deep breathing techniques.
  99. List everything you like about yourself.
  100. Spend a morning or afternoon doing NOTHING.