“That’s the beauty of self care! It doesn’t have to be complicated or time-consuming.”
The cat’s out of the bag! It’s no secret that self care is an extremely necessary part of anyone’s routine.
Life is hard! Between balancing work, exercise, eating healthy, sleeping, and managing a home, sometimes it feels like there’s little time for anything else.
Or if you do have time, you have zero energy.
But that’s the beauty of self care! It doesn’t have to be complicated or time-consuming. If you want to do something a little more involved, you can. But if not, all you have to do is find something that helps you relax and feel refreshed.
With that in mind, today’s post is going to be short and sweet. I’m listing a bunch of simple self care ideas that you can implement whenever you have some spare time. These are the things that help me feel mentally re-energized, so that I’m ready to give my all to my next “adulting task.”
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Self Care Ideas:
Do something social
Need fun self care ideas? Get out and try these social ones!
~ Date night (this post has a lot of cute ideas!)
~ Go out with friends
~ Have a girls’ night in with friends
~ Attend a family dinner
When in self care doubt, pamper yourself! You can’t go wrong.
~ Take a bubble bath
~ Apply a hairmask
~ Apply a facemask
~ Do your make-up (real extra-like) for no reason at all
~ Paint your nails or get them done
~ Put on your comfiest clothes and socks/slippers
~ Give yourself a relaxation gift!
Whether sweating or stretching, getting active is a great way to reset a stressed mind.
~ Go on a run
~ Go on a long walk
~ Use a piece of cardio equipment and watch funny videos on your phone
~ Do a yoga YouTube video
~ Stretch it out
Put on some mood lighting
Putting on some mood lighting is a great way to brighten your mood!
~ Light a fire in the fireplace or put one from YouTube on your TV
~ Light candles
~ Dim the lights/turn on some string lights
Try something new/go on an adventure
Getting out and about is a great way to break out of your cooped-up routine.
~ Try a new restaurant
~ Go on a hike
~ Go swimming
~ Go to a nearby town you’ve been wanting to explore
~ Go to a local concert
~ Go to a local event (Facebook and Google are great for finding these!)
And probably my favorite, having a good ole’ staycation is one of the best self care ideas! If you don’t feel like your home is quite there with the cozy vibes, check out this blog post for easy tips (because #hygge).
~ Put on your favorite TV show (I love Friends!)
~ Watch a movie
~ Make a healthy cocktail
~ Snuggle up with a blanket, a good book, and a cup of tea or hot chocolate
Do you have a favorite self care activity? Please share in the comments below!