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50 Self Care Ideas for When You’re Having a DAY!!

We all have days where we don’t feel our best. There are days where we will feel a range of negative emotions, for whatever reason. During these times, it’s important that we take care of ourselves by prioritizing self-care. The term self-care is thrown around a lot. But what exactly does it mean? Self-care is the intentional act of caring for ourselves, physically, mentally and emotionally. It comes in many different forms, but it encompasses anything that will help us to pause, relax and recharge, so that we can feel our best.

  1. Drink a cup of tea of coffee

  2. Journal about how you’re feeling

  3. Take some deep breaths

  4. Listen to your favorite music

  5. Go for a long walk in nature

  6. Cook or order in your favorite meal

  7. Read a book

  8. Light your favorite candle

  9. Do a digital detox

  10. Go to your favorite place

  11. Stretch

  12. Try a new face mask

  13. Read inspirational quotes

  14. Get some sleep

  15. Organize or rearrange your space

  16. Buy yourself flowers

  17. Exercise in a way that feels good for you

  18. Write down 5 things you’re grateful for

  19. Spend quality time with friends or family

  20. Turn on a diffuser with your favorite essential oils

  21. Watch the sunset

  22. Practice mindful meditation

  23. Take a bath or shower

  24. Watch your favorite show

  25. Turn your phone off for a bit

  26. Go for a drive (no destination required)

  27. Put on an outfit that makes you feel good

  28. Practice yoga

  29. Sleep with a weighted blanket

  30. Try learning something new

  31. Let yourself have a good cry (sometimes we need it)

  32. Implement a morning and night routine you enjoy

  33. Make a playlist of your favorite songs

  34. Write down 5 things you love about yourself

  35. Try out an adult coloring book

  36. Listen to a podcast or audiobook

  37. Do something creative (painting, writing, drawing, etc.)

  38. Bake a delicious treat

  39. Clean out your email inbox

  40. Drink more water

  41. Donate to a cause you care about

  42. Take a break from the news

  43. Start a skincare routine

  44. Cuddle with a pet

  45. Unfollow people on social media who aren’t serving you

  46. Get some fresh air

  47. Write a letter to a loved one

  48. Sit and be still for 10 minutes

  49. Do a full-body scan, guided meditation

  50. Call or text someone you love

These are just some of many ideas for how you can practice self-care. What makes you feel the most rested and at peace is unique to you. Still, we hope that this posts gives you some good ideas for when you may be having a bad day. Remember that self-care is never selfish. In fact, it’s necessary for our wellbeing!

We acknowledge that no amount of self-care can completely mitigate the struggles that may arise from more complex mental health conditions. If you are experiencing ongoing symptoms of anxiety depression, trauma, or grief it’s best to seek professional help. Compassionate therapists can help give you additional tools to cope with what you’re experiencing.

In Health and Self Care,



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