Self Care Ideas
Are you ready to level up your self-care game? I’ve got you covered with the most AMAZING self-care ideas.
Life can get real busy so self-care becomes even more important. So it’s really crucial to take a step back and focus on some well-deserved “me time,” and the best part is, you can do all of this right at home!
Here are 19 things to do to nurture yourself:
Become a Mixologist for the Night!
Why not try your hand at making some fabulous cocktails? Grab your favorite spirits, fresh fruit, and a shaker, and get ready to mix it up!
Who knows you might just discover some delish new drinks!
Pamper Yourself with an At-Home Spa Day!
A spa day at home never gets old. Transform your bathroom into a tranquil oasis!
Light some candles, play soothing music, and draw a warm bath with Epsom salts or bubbles, it is so relaxing.
Pro tip: Treat yourself to a luxurious face mask or a relaxing massage with a handheld massager. I tried this last weekend, and felt like a million bucks!
Get Lost in a Good Book or Podcast
There’s something magical about escaping into another world through a captivating book or an engaging podcast!
Find a cozy nook, grab your favorite beverage, and let your imagination run wild! Whether you prefer fiction or non-fiction, a good read is the perfect way to relax and stimulate your mind. I love snuggling up with a blanket, a cup of tea, and my favorite book for the ultimate self-care session.
Learn a New Skill
Who says you can’t learn something new as a form of self-care? After all, self-care is whatever makes you better, right?
Thankfully, there are so many online courses, tutorials, and classes available to learn a new skill.
From photography to cooking, even dancing, the possibilities are endless! So why not challenge yourself and learn something new? I recently joined a virtual salsa class and can’t wait to show off my moves.
Meditation or Yoga for Inner Peace
Meditation or yoga really should be an everyday practice if you ask me. it has immense benefits and can instantly improve your mood and energy.
So take a break from the daily grind and give yourself some much-needed zen time! Try meditation, yoga, or deep-breathing exercises to calm your mind and body.
Host a Virtual Game Night with Friends
Staying in doesn’t mean you can’t have fun with your friends! Organize a virtual game night, trivia session, or watch party to catch up and have a blast together.
Get Crafty with DIY Home Décor Projects
Add some personal flair to your space with a fun DIY home décor project!
Try your hand at painting, upcycling old furniture, or creating your own wall art. I once turned an old ladder into a chic bookshelf. Now its the centerpiece of my living room!
Stay Active with Fun Home Workouts
What better way to take care of yourself than working out right? No gym? No problem! Stay active and healthy with fun home workouts that cater to your interests and fitness level.
You can try dance cardio( my favorite) or HIIT sessions to calming yoga and Pilates. My go-to is a 30-minute dance workout that gets me sweating and smiling at the same time!
Indulge in a Movie or TV Show Marathon
There’s no better way to unwind than with a cozy movie night!
Gather your comfiest blankets, pop some popcorn, and snuggle up for a marathon of your favorite movie. Last weekend, I binge-watched an entire season of my favorite show, and it was pure bliss!
Experiment with Fashion and Beauty
Why not have some fun with your look?
Experiment with new makeup techniques, try out different hairstyles or organize a fashion show with the outfits in your wardrobe.
I love trying on different outfit combinations and discovering new ways to style my clothes!
Try Guided Journaling or Creative Writing
Unleash your inner writer with guided journaling or creative writing exercises. Reflect on your thoughts, feelings, and experiences
Journaling is good for the soul, so take time to put pen to paper and express your thoughts, feelings, and dreams through journaling. This can be an incredibly therapeutic and reflective activity that allows you to clear your mind and nurture your inner self.
My favorite journal prompt is writing down three things I’m grateful for each day.
Plan Your Dream Vacation or Future Goals
Wanna see your dreams come to life? Grab your fave magazines, scissors, and glue, and create a vision board that’s totes amazing!
Take some time to daydream and plan your dream vacation or set future goals. Research exciting destinations, and make a bucket list of experiences you want to have.
Color Your Heart Out with Adult Coloring Books
Who says coloring is just for kids? Psh, not me!
Adult coloring books are all the rage, and they’re seriously sooo relaxing. I got one last week and spent hours coloring mandalas; you should try it.
Write the Sweetest Gratitude Letter
There’s no better feeling than making someone’s day. Write a gratitude letter to someone special and watch their face light up with joy! I wrote one to my grandma last month, and she legit cried happy tears!
So if you have someone in your life who’s just AMAZING? Why not tell them how much they mean to you with a heartfelt letter?
Trust me, it’ll make their day, and it’ll make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside too.
DIY Home Décor Project
Who doesn’t love a cute and cozy home? DIY home décor projects are fun and give your space that personal touch
Bonjour, Hola, Ciao: Learn a New Language
Ever wanted to order pizza in Italian or chat with locals in Japan?
Now’s your chance! Learning a new language is super fun and unlocks a world of adventures.
Jam Out with Your Own Personalized Playlist
Nothing beats dancing around your room to your fave tunes. So go ahead and create a personalized playlist that’s all about YOU and let the good times roll!
My “Feel Good Vibes” playlist always gets me through tough days with a smile.
Sometimes, you just gotta dance it out! Turn up the music, and let loose This is a super fun way to let off steam, get moving, and feel amazing!
Cook Up Some Love
Nothing says self-care like a delicious home-cooked meal!
So whip up your favorite recipe or try something new …plus, cooking can be a form of meditation too!
Take time to create a beautiful meal for yourself or your loved ones, and cherish the time spent in the kitchen.
Unplug from Technology
We all need a tech detox from time to time. Unplugging from technology and social media can help you recharge, connect with yourself, and kickstart your creative juices.
Create a cozy corner in your home where you can unplug and relax. Grab a good book or magazine, light some candles and enjoy the peace of being disconnected for once.
Remember, self-care is all about finding what makes you feel good, so don’t be afraid to mix and match these ideas or come up with your own!
Enjoy your “me time” and recharge those batteries! Will you try any of these? let me know in the comments below.
Jess is a designer, writer and womens wellness advocate. She believes that each of us have our own unique experiences and stories to share to educate and uplift one another.