Self Care Ideas
When you look at the world, what do you see? What are your thoughts on the news and current events? Do you think it will improve or worsen over time?
The truth is that our actions have a significant impact on how we feel.
But regardless of what’s happening outside your control, you can control certain things.
Those things include how you treat yourself.
Self-care is something you should do daily to improve your performance, and your physical health. Plus increase your happiness levels. It’s also essential for better mental health.
But it can be hard when we’re distracted, stressed or overwhelmed by everything.
So, if you’re one of the gazillion busy women who rarely gives herself any time, you’ll love this post.
It’s a comprehensive list of self-care activities to help you lift your spirits. No bullshit. No fancy pants ‘buy this’ links or anything like that.
Just straight to the good stuff!
Self Care Ideas For Busy Women
Go for a walk – get some fresh air
Shopping in your favourite store – treat yourself!
Take a break from social media
Ring a family member you love
Start a book club
Take some deep breaths
Enjoy some essential oils
Step up your morning routine
Run a bath and relax
Get your nails done
Take an afternoon nap
Bake some cookies
Read a nice novel or good book
Start a meditation practice
Take a digital detox-shut off all electronics for the weekend
Be the decision-maker (choose what to do for the day!)
Make a healthy smoothie
Go out for coffee with friends
Take a weekend break somewhere nice
Go for a bike ride
Take the afternoon off and have a massage
Do some knitting
Journal about your dreams for the future
Cook a delicious meal for yourself
Self-care is an important part of your life. It’s one of the most overlooked aspects of being a successful woman, yet it’s a crucial component to maintaining your energy and well-being.
Doing self-care activities helps you feel better physically and mentally.
Many people mistakenly think that all self-care must involve going to a spa or paying someone else to do things for them.
This couldn’t be further from the truth! There are so many ways you can provide yourself with some much needed TLC on a daily basis without anyone having to know about it.
Self Care Ideas (Continued)
Go to bed an hour earlier
Light some candles and enjoy their hue around the home
Do some colouring in or painting-adult colouring books are great
Get your hair done
Have a facial
Go out and take some photos
Go to the cinema
Enjoy a pizza on the couch
Take a course for fun
Join a club of your choice
Knitting & crochet
Start a veggie patch
Go on a swing
Take a trip to the theme park
Watch a theatre production
Visit the library
Take a boat ride
Write a book
Self-care doesn’t have to be expensive. It can include a great haircut, new clothes, or even some candles and music, which costs money, but some of the best self care ideas are free!
Hiking in the mountains
Mirror work on yourself
Saying affirmations out loud
Writing a love letter to yourself
Sending a postcard to a loved one
Visiting a local green space
Taking the dog out
Drinking a cup of tea slowly while reading a magazine
Make a homemade face mask (avocado is super moisturising!)
Tips for Self Care
Self-care can be as simple as getting a pedicure, going for a walk or taking a nap.
Or it could be something more complicated, like learning how to meditate or making homemade face products.
The key is to find ways that are right for you and your schedule, and only you know what that schedule is!
One of the best ways to develop a self-care habit is to make it part of your daily routine.
Spending time every day doing something nice for yourself is a great way to boost your mood, your motivation levels, and take care of your body.
“It’s not what happens to you in life that determines how well you cope with it; it’s how you decide to handle the situation that counts.” – Dr. Seuss
Let us not forget our emotional health either.
Taking better care of our thoughts and feelings can be a big part of a self-care routine.
Things like checking in with yourself, questioning your thoughts, and not ignoring your own needs.
It only takes small steps to create big results in self care.
Did you know that self care can also be a great immune system booster? I know, crazy, but true!
And it doesn’t take much time and all to start a self care practice.
I hope you love this list of self care ideas. Set yourself a mini challenge to do ONE of these things at least every day.
I’m sure you’ll feel great!