32 ways to self-care right now

Self care reading in a quiet room drinking tea

Many people hear the word self-care and think of massages, manicures, and other forms of pampering usually in a spa environment. 

These services are great, but there are so many other self-care options available to you every day or week. 

Here are some ways to self-care right now for you to enjoy as often as possible. 

  1. Read a book

  2. Walk in nature, paying attention to your surrounds

  3. Meditate

  4. Sleep in on the weekend. 

  5. Watch the clouds. 

  6. Unplug from social media

  7. Colour in, draw, or paint

  8. Do yoga

  9. Breathe

  10. Exercise

  11. Listen to music or a nature soundscape

  12. Dance

  13. Spend quality time with a loved one.

  14. Look at the star.

  15. Pray or meditate whichever you prefer

  16. Create a vision board

  17. Watch the sunrise or sunset

  18. Get out in the garden. Listen to nature

  19. Light a candle

  20. Go to bed early

  21. Call a friend that makes you laugh

  22. Stretch

  23. Take a nap for 30 minutes to rest your body, to quiet the mind. Leave your phone in another room

  24. Go for a swim at your local pool or beach

  25. Start a gratitude journal noting 5 things you are grateful for that the day gifted you

  26. Write a bucket list. Where do you want to go? What do you want to do?

  27. Watch a comedian on YouTube, or a streaming service and make sure you get belly-ache laughs

  28. Take a bath. Feel the relief of stress leave your body

  29. Switch off your smartphone for 24 hours. Close the door on noise and focus on your mind and well-being.

  30. Write a list of compliments to yourself. Look at yourself in the mirror, really look and see what you've been missing

  31. Do a jigsaw puzzle, wordle or any brain stimulating game.

  32. Declutter your social media. Yes, delete your least favourite platform!

Man reading a book while he immersed in the sea soaking up the rays.

Let us know in the comment section below, how many of these self-care options you have incorporated in your day to day journey towards your wellness, or which ones you wish to start with. 

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