Self-care ideas to help you recharge
Lifestyle,  Self Care

Twenty Five Self-Care Ideas To Help You Recharge

If you’re just starting your journey to self love, here are twenty five inexpensive self-care ideas to get you started.

Self-care has sometimes been associated with selfish behavior. This type of mentality usually makes us feel guilty for even thinking about taking a break from our everyday lives to do something that, simply put, makes us feel better and improves our mental health.

Think about it, how often do you make time for the things that you love? If your answer is not very often or not at all, then it’s time to make some serious changes in your life, my friend. It’s time you made yourself a priority.


Maybe you’re asking the question, who has time for self-care? And I totally get it. Between working a full time job, parenting, managing your household, tending to your spouse, attending kid’s afterschool activities, and the list goes on, how much time is there left for self-care? Certainly not enough! That means you are left feeling tired, run-down, and overly frustrated. Sis, it’s time to treat yourself.

That’s why I have come compiled a list of some of the best self-care ideas to help you recharge your batteries, beat stress, reduce anxiety and boost your overall mood.

Woman reading magazine in bed with glass of wine


“I have come to believe that caring for myself is not self indulgent. Caring for myself is an act of survival.”

Audre Lorde

Self-Care Ideas

1. Turn off your phone for a few hours, and totally unplug from all social-media. There are actually tremendous mental health benefits to going tech-free, even for a few hours a day.

2. Have a mini pampering session.

3. Go for a long walk, or run.

4. Start a gratitude journal. Write down 3 things you’re grateful for each day.

5. Indulge in some retail therapy.

6. Bake your favorite dessert. Or better yet, head out and indulge in your favorite sweet treat.

7. Buy yourself some flowers. Beautiful flowers always help to brighten your mood.

8. Enjoy some feel-good music. Close your eyes and listen to some relaxing tunes. Or if you prefer, have a mini jam session. Crank the music up and dance like nobody’s watching.

9. Remove the toxicity from your life. Sever the ties with any unhealthy relationships.

10. Call someone you love and have a meaningful conversation.

11. Curl up on the couch or bed and read a good book.

12. Take a much-needed nap.

13. Plan a fun weekend for yourself and your partner. Or head out on a solo trip.

14. Create healthy boundaries. Don’t be afraid to say NO.

15. Sleep in on the weekend.

16. Spend some time in the sun.

17. Have a girls’ night in, and pop a few bottles.

18. Cuddle with your favorite person (or pet).

19. Engage in some aromatherapy. Burn your favorite candle or diffuse some essential oils.

20. Watch a stand-up comedy show, and laugh out loud.

21. Go outside and enjoy nature. Sit on your porch or patio and just soak it all in.

22. Take a day off of work if needed.

23. Take several deep breaths. Inhale deeply and exhale slowly.

24. Journal. Get it all out on paper.

25. Try something new. When was the last time you tried something out for the first time? Join a sports club. Learn how to play an instrument. Find a new activity that you’ve always wanted to do, but felt like you didn’t have the time.

Final Thoughts

These are just a few of the many way that you can practice self-care. What makes you feel the most at peace is unique to you, so don’t feel that your form of self-care should mimic someone else’s. Find what works for YOU.

Lastly, don’t wait until you can “fit it into your schedule” to take some time for yourself. Start immediately, and make it habit. Small changes make a big difference, so you only need to implement one of these self-care ideas into your weekly schedule.


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