Self-Care Ideas for ALL Areas of Life ~ Mind, Body, Soul
Self-care is one of those things that we can easily neglect. I’m sharing simple, easy self-care ideas you can incorporate into your daily or weekly schedule.
I didn’t use to be very good at self-care in my 20s and 30s. I would feel guilty for making my well-being a priority. But as I age, I realize how much self-care impacts my overall well-being. I’ve come to appreciate and value my self-care and make it a priority in my life. If I’m less stressed, healthy, calm, and happy, I feel that I’m a better person.
Self-care is anything that you do to help protect or nurture your health and well-being.
There are so many different ways to practice self-care. To me, self-care is about taking complete care of myself. I categorize self-care into four groups.
I hope some of these self-care ideas will resonate with you and bring you joy and wellness.
Self-care for your body
Move your body.
Go for a walk in nature. Put on music and dance around your house.
Do yoga or stretching. Do a workout on youtube.
Make a healthy, feel-good meal for yourself. Maybe your favorite dish or comfort food.
Dry brushing to stimulate new cell growth and combat cellulite
Pamper yourself. Take a hot bubble bath with candles and spa music. Do a facial treatment and paint your nails—at-home spa day.
Self-care for your spirit
Tune in: Ask yourself what it is that you need right now. Checking in with ourselves is a quick way to become mindful of what we need to feel good—and then align ourselves with what we need.
Self-compassion: Treat yourself with kindness and compassion as you would a small child or best friend. We can be pretty hard on ourselves at times. We can be very judgemental of ourselves. A simple way to show compassion is to place your hand on your heart. Grounding and connecting to yourself. And repeating in your mind or out loud, “I love who I am. I appreciate all that I do. I deserve happiness and peace.”
Meditate or sit in silence. Giving yourself space to quiet the mind and relax
Walk barefoot on the grass, feeling a grounding and connection to the earth.
Take yourself on a date. Maybe make a picnic with your favorite wine and enjoy the simplicity of nature.
Journal, write what you’re grateful for, and daydream about your ideal future. Let your mind become childlike and daydream the impossible dreams.
Buy yourself fresh flowers.
Self-care for your mind
It is about stimulating the mind, learning something new, and personal growth. It’s fun to introduce new ideas and experiences.
Read a book, listen to a podcast, watch a documentary
Visit a museum or historic site
Pick up a new hobby like painting, musical instrument, craft
Learn a language
Self-care for your life.
Self-care is not only about pampering ourselves. It is also about taking time to handle our life, work, and home.
Get organized! Buy a planner or digital one and plan out your week or month.
Open your mail and put your bills on auto-pay
Create a vision board and plan out adventures you want to experience.
Declutter your closet or kitchen
Tidy up your home or if you feel ambitious, do a deep clean.