Self-Care Ideas for August

What is self-care? School schedules, work, home, and other commitments keep you busy. Setting aside time for you may seem impossible. Engaging in small self-care moments is a necessity for your physical, mental, and spiritual well-being. Practicing self-care is good for your overall health.

Do you need some ideas for self-care? Consider the following for August.

  • Keep a journal to express your feelings, goals, or recap of your daily routine.
  • Read a book.
  • Listen to music, sing along loudly to your favorite song.
  • Exercise, join a gym, go for a walk, or try yoga.
  • Paint or engage in other forms of crafting.
  • Skip being on social media for a day or a week.
  • Have a spa day. (At home or professional, spend an entire day pampering yourself).
  • Spend time in nature.
  • Take a relaxing bubble bath or a hot shower.
  • Take an afternoon nap.
  • Cook your favorite meal or dessert.
  • Write a letter to a friend or relative.
  • Watch the sunset or sunrise.
  • Spend an afternoon at the library or bookstore.
  • Learn a new hobby.
  • Take the afternoon off to go to the movies.
  • Buy yourself a new outfit. (Yes, thrift store finds count).
  • Go on a day trip.
  • Try meditation, prayer, or listening to nature sounds.
  • Go hiking with your dog.
  • Relax with Netflix and popcorn.
  • Write 5 reasons why you are grateful. (Feel free to write more than 5).
  • Take steps to stop comparing yourself to others. Your journey is yours alone.
  • Call an old friend.
  • Learn to say to tell people no.

Self-care takes practice. Learn to set aside a little time each day or week to care for you.

Author: Rebecca C.

I am just a person who loves to photograph and write about the world around me.

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