Discover Self Care Tips & Ideas

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Focusing on ourselves is usually the last thing we think about. Our families and work seem to always take priority. But it is crucial that we all take time to practice self care. But what does that really mean? In simple terms, it means that we all need to take some time to do something to nurture ourselves. It doesn’t have to be an expensive spa day and it doesn’t have to take all day long. Sometimes, just an hour here and there will be enough to find some me time. Here are some self care tips & ideas to get you started.

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Free Self Care Ideas

  • Run yourself a bath, light your favorite candle and grab a glass of wine
  • Sit down and read for an hour
  • Watch that Netflix movie that has been on your list for the longest time
  • Give yourself an at home manicure
  • Snuggle on the couch with a cozy blanket and a magazine
  • Pamper yourself with a facial mask or a hydrating hair mask
  • Practice saying “no”
  • Put on some music and chill
  • Journal
  • Make a stovetop potpourri
  • Work on a craft project
  • Disconnect from social media
  • Take a walk
  • Listen to a podcast
  • Watch funny Youtube videos
  • Research online for daily affirmations
  • Get some extra sleep
  • Meditate
  • Watch the sunset
  • Grab a notepad and brain dump
  • Practice stretching exercises
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Inexpensive Self Care Ideas

  • Buy a delicious dessert from a bakery to enjoy
  • Go see a movie
  • Meet a friend for coffee or a cocktail
  • Purchase flowers for your home at the grocery store
  • Pick out an audiobook
  • Bake something you love
  • Create a vision board
  • Buy an adult coloring book
  • Spend some time browsing at a book store
  • Buy someone else a gift
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Go on, Splurge a Little

  • Get a professional manicure or pedicure
  • Book a hair appointment to get that color or highlights you have been wanting
  • Book a massage at a local spa
  • Buy yourself a nice bottle of wine
  • Sign up for a yoga class
  • Redecorate a room in your home
  • Buy yourself an essential oil diffuser
  • Have a staycation
  • Go on a solo date
  • Purchase some plants for your home or garden
  • Buy yourself a new outfit that makes you feel good
  • Adopt a pet from your local animal rescue
  • Start a new hobby
  • Get a professional facial
  • Book a weekend trip
  • Try out a new perfume
  • Sign up for a class
  • Start a blog
  • Buy a cute handbag
  • Purchase a fancy coffee maker for your home
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Please don’t forget to make time for yourself! Even if you have to add it to your calendar, whatever it takes. Leave a comment below on your favorite self care practices.

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  1. 2.27.20

    Loving these tips, and that’s so true – I rarely give myself time for self care, but need to get better at doing it! I love how you listed these out and started with a few free ones. I always forget about things like taking a nice, long bath or carving out time to snuggle up with a good mag or watch the sunset. Thanks for the happy reminder!


    • 5.15.20
      theressugarinmytea said:

      I am so glad that you liked the post. I hope you take some time to care for yourself during these hectic times. Ally