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.