101 Simple & Fun Self-Care Ideas

Self-care ideas

In our fast-paced society, we forget to practice self-care and in turn we become overwhelmed with life. Self-care doesn’t mean taking out a whole day to do it. It can be small things you can try to improve your overall mood. Self-care is essential in maintaining our mental health and overall happiness. So, I created a list with 101 self-care ideas you can try.

  1. self-care ideasCuddle with a pet.
  2. Read a new book.
  3. Bake your favorite desert.
  4. Watch your favorite movie.
  5. Go out for a ride, while singing to your favorite songs.
  6. Color in an adult coloring book.
  7. Take a nap.
  8. Go to the beach.
  9. Spend time in a garden.
  10. Leave yourself a love note.
  11. Repeat inspirational affirmations.
  12. Take yourself on a date.
  13. Star Gaze.
  14. Have a get together with your friends.
  15. Self-Care ideasGo to a museum.
  16. Dance to your favorite music.
  17. Stretch
  18. Get a new hairdo.
  19. Grow an indoor plant in your room.
  20. Go for a swim.
  21. Talk to your best friend.
  22. Buy yourself some flowers.
  23. Watch a standup comedy show.
  24. Try photography.
  25. Breathe deeply.
  26. Clean your house.
  27. Watch the sunset and sunrise.
  28. Eat healthy.
  29. Diffuse essential oils.
  30. Take a hot bath.
  31. self-care ideasListen to nature soundtracks.
  32. Go for a run.
  33. Meditate.
  34. Get a massage.
  35. Watch funny movies/videos.
  36. Reconnect with nature.
  37. Get some sunshine.
  38. Go for a walk.
  39. Say “no” more often.
  40. Try a new hobby.
  41. Have a mini pamper session.
  42. Open the windows in your home.
  43. Go to the movies by yourself.
  44. Exercise.
  45. Spend time with loved ones.
  46. Pop some bubble wrap.
  47. Visit your local park.
  48. Ask for help when needed.
  49. self-care ideasTry a new recipe.
  50. Paint / Draw / Craft.
  51. Create a space for peace at home.
  52. Light a candle.
  53. Write in a journal.
  54. Visit an art gallery.
  55. Organize your closet and drawers.
  56. Volunteer in an animal shelter.
  57. Listen to your favorite podcast.
  58. Change your bed sheets.
  59. Tell someone you love them.
  60. Clear out your wardrobe.
  61. Take your vitamins.
  62. Take a new class.
  63. Go to bed early.
  64. Take a bath with Epsom salt.
  65. Apply a face mask.self-care ideas
  66. Be thankful.
  67. Ride a bike.
  68. Declutter.
  69. Go out for ice cream.
  70. Do a puzzle.
  71. Take your dog for a walk.
  72. Write poetry.
  73. Be mindful.
  74. Play a video game.
  75. Listen to guided visualization.
  76. Learn something new.
  77. Reach out to an old friend.
  78. Detox from social media.
  79. Get enough sleep.
  80. Redecorate self-care ideasyour bedroom.
  81. Read an adventure book.
  82. Drive somewhere new.
  83. Practice yoga.
  84. Turn of your phone for a few hours.
  85. Start a new series.
  86. Drink more water.
  87. Give someone you love a hug.
  88. Take a 10-minute work/study break.
  89. End a toxic relationship or friendship.
  90. Go to the book store.
  91. Start a project.
  92. Buy yourself a treat.
  93. Hire a life coach.
  94. Get acupuncture.
  95. self-care ideasListen to motivational videos.
  96. Wakeup early and make yourself a good breakfast.
  97. Have a long cry.
  98. Take action towards a goal.
  99. Give yourself permission to do nothing.
  100. Set an intention for the day.
  101. Dress up just because.

Self-care isn’t just important, it is crucial. Don’t neglect your inner peace. It’s okay to indulge yourself to a treat. Practicing self-care doesn’t make you weak. On the contrary, it helps you stay strong for whatever life may throw at you. What other self-care activities you do? Let me know in the comment section below.

Feel free to read: Super Nice Things To Do For Someone With Depression / 6 Tips Tips To Deal With High Functioning Depression

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  1. You… You spelled “desert” in number 3. Desert, with one “s” is the dry sandy place you can’t find water easily. Dessert, with “s” twice is the sweet treat traditionally enjoyed after a meal or as a self-indulgent snack. An easy way to remember is with “dessert” (ice cream, brownies, cookies, fudge, etc) you want a second helping. 😉

    Love the list.


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