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73 self-care ideas ๐Ÿ›€

73 self-care ideas

Introduction ๐Ÿ‘‹

Feeling stressed? Sad? Tired? Burned out?

Maybe you need to give yourself some self-care. Often those feelings can be a result of forgetting to look after yourself in such a fast-paced world.

Taking time to improve your self-care can help you to feel:

  • Healthy
  • Happier at work
  • Ready to help and care for others

Self-care is giving the world the best of you, rather than the rest of you.

Check out our self-care ideas below!

  • Getting out of the house – 11 ideas
  • Getting creative – 20 ideas
  • Chilling out – 12 ideas
  • Quality time – 12 ideas
  • Look after your body – 5 ideas
  • Taking control – 9 ideas
  • Getting help – 4 ideas

Getting out of the house ๐Ÿก

  1. Surround yourself with nature – go for a walk, or find somewhere nice to sit down ๐ŸŒฒ
  2. Exercise – hiking, running, gym, pilates, yoga, rollerskating, swimming, team sports, dancing, ice skating, weight lifting
  3. Go on an adventure or day trip ๐Ÿž๏ธ
  4. Try a new coffee shop or restaurant
  5. Visit a park โ›ฒ
  6. Visit an art gallery or museum
  7. Pampering appointment – hair cut, facial, nail care, massage, aromatherapy
  8. Ask friends/family to go out
  9. Join an in-person club or class – cooking class, exercise class, language class, flower arranging ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿณ
  10. Volunteer for a charity or community project
  11. Do some gardening

Getting creative ๐ŸŽจ

  1. Write a song
  2. Start a project – fix an old car, upcycle furniture
  3. Write a poem โœ๏ธ
  4. Write a book
  5. Make/build something!
  6. Write a journal ๐Ÿ“”
  7. Mind map your life goals
  8. Research your interests online ๐Ÿ’ป
  9. Write a letter to your friend
  10. Try a new hobby – hiking, cooking, knitting, pottery, singing, theatre class, hula hooping, making candles, baking
  11. Try a food/meal you haven’t had before ๐Ÿฝ๏ธ
  12. Make some art or get a colouring book
  13. Get some seeds, try growing a plant! ๐ŸŒฑ
  14. Decorate your living space
  15. Play an instrument ๐ŸŽบ
  16. Do some DIY
  17. Start a side hustle – turn your hobby into a way to make money
  18. Learn a new skill
  19. Take some cool photos ๐Ÿ“ธ
  20. Make a “Wall of Wins”What is a “Wall of Wins”? ๐Ÿงฑ

Chilling out ๐Ÿ˜ด

  1. Take a relaxing bath/shower ๐Ÿ›€
  2. Listen to music
  3. Meditation ๐Ÿง˜
  4. Stretches and yoga
  5. Read a book ๐Ÿ“–
  6. Watch your favourite film/TV show, or try something new
  7. Breathing exercises
  8. Drink a soothing warm drink ๐Ÿซ–
  9. Pet or care for an animal
  10. Play a video game ๐ŸŽฎ
  11. Sit in the sunshine โ˜€๏ธ
  12. Have a “digital detox” for a day

Quality time โŒš

  1. Organise a friends/family event
  2. BBQ! ๐Ÿณ
  3. Go on a group adventure ๐Ÿž๏ธ
  4. Set up a romantic date ๐Ÿ•ฏ๏ธ
  5. Reach out to a friend you haven’t spoken to in a while
  6. Pay someone a compliment
  7. Invite friends over
  8. Get a hug ๐Ÿค—
  9. Help someone you care about with something
  10. Make someone smile ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
  11. Give someone a surprise gift ๐ŸŽ
  12. Plan out your social events for the next year!

Look after your body ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿ•บ

  1. Drink water
  2. Try making a healthy meal
  3. Dress up!
  4. Get a good night of sleep
  5. Pamper yourself

Taking control ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ˜Ž

  1. Tidy your living space ๐Ÿ›‹๏ธ
  2. Organise your finances ๐Ÿ’ธ
  3. Make a “To Do” list ๐Ÿ“ƒ
  4. Get some of your “To Do” list crossed off
  5. Achieve a small goal ๐Ÿ…
  6. Organise your calendar ๐Ÿ“†
  7. Make a plan to end a bad habit
  8. Make a plan to start a good habit
  9. Organise your belongings – have a clear out ๐Ÿ—‘๏ธ

Getting help ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€โš•๏ธ

  1. Talk to a professional – your doctor or therapist, a wellbeing charity
  2. Talk to your friends/family/loved ones ๐Ÿ’ž
  3. Try out a wellbeing app ๐Ÿ“ฑ
  4. Talk to your teachers or employer ๐Ÿง‘โ€๐Ÿซ

Conclusion ๐Ÿ‘

So that’s it!

Which self-care ideas will you be trying out?

Remember, self-care is different for everyone – some of these ideas might sound rubbish for you – and that’s okay!

Focus on what makes you feel relaxed, happy, and healthy.

Hopefully you’re feeling more confident about how you can practice self-care.

If you know any friends or family members who might benefit from learning about self-care, share this post with them!

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