Feel Better Today: 100 Simple Self-Care Ideas

by Joyce Tse October 03, 2022


Velvette - 100 Simple Self-Care Ideas

If you're like most people, your to-do list is a mile long and never seems to get any shorter. Adding self-care to that list might seem like one more thing you don't have time for, but the truth is that taking care of yourself is essential to being able to take care of everything and everyone else in your life!

Here are some simple ways you can fit self-care into your busy schedule:

  1. Drink something warm
  2. Play with your pet
  3. Take a walk outside
  4. Look through old photographs
  5. Put on comfy socks
  6. Plan a weekend trip out of town
  7. Sing loudly in the shower
  8. Do something kind for a stranger
  9. Ask for help with something difficult
  10. Dance freely
  11. Take a nap
  12. Say something nice to yourself
  13. Take a bath
  14. Scrub off dead skin with an exfoliating mitt
  15. Do yoga
  16. Listen to your favorite tunes
  17. Start a new skincare routine
  18. Give yourself a hand massage
  19. Light a candle
  20. Meditate
  21. Wrap a blanket around you
  22. Eat something sweet
  23. Call someone you love
  24. Turn off your phone for a few hours
  25. Try a new hairstyle
  26. Draw something
  27. Write a diary entry
  28. Play a boardgame with your friends
  29. Do some gardening
  30. Pick up a new hobby
  31. Order takeout
  32. Donate to a charity
  33. Ride a bike
  34. Get a full body massage
  35. Get at least 8 hours of quality sleep
  36. Eat a healthy meal
  37. Write a gratitude list
  38. Read a self-help book
  39. Watch something funny
  40. Tell yourself you are beautiful
  41. Buy yourself a present
  42. Play an instrument
  43. Watch the sun set
  44. Make a vision board
  45. Volunteer
  46. Eat more fruits and vegetables
  47. Sign up for a gym class
  48. Roll ice globes over your eyes
  49. Try an adult coloring book
  50. Schedule an appointment with a counselor
  51. Take a break from social media
  52. Try bullet journaling
  53. Go to an art gallery
  54. Send snail mail
  55. Go for brunch with friends
  56. Practice mindfulness
  57. De-clutter and get rid of things that no longer bring you joy
  58. Go stargazing
  59. Give someone you love a hug
  60. Face time someone you haven’t seen for a long time
  61. Go to a concert
  62. Look up inspirational quotes
  63. Buy yourself flowers
  64. Take care of a plant
  65. Go to bed earlier than usual
  66. Put on a face mask
  67. Prepare something yummy for your next meal
  68. Lay in the sun (with sunscreen)
  69. Drive with the windows down
  70. Visit the library
  71. Nourish your hair with a hair oil
  72. Stretch
  73. Indulge in an aromatherapy session with essential oils
  74. Wash your face
  75. Go swimming
  76. Listen to ASMR
  77. Go on a hike
  78. Cuddle with a pet
  79. Visit the zoo
  80. Say thank you
  81. Apply face oils to your face with a Gua Sha
  82. Listen to a podcast
  83. Create a bucket list
  84. Open your curtains
  85. Try a new restaurant
  86. Support a local business
  87. Have a cup of tea
  88. Visit the farmer’s market
  89. Loosen tight muscles with a Gua Sha
  90. Rub a body oil that smells good all over your body
  91. Grab a snack
  92. Put on an upbeat song
  93. Do a puzzle
  94. Make yourself a smoothie
  95. Take yourself on a solo date
  96. Let yourself seep in (don’t set your alarm)
  97. Visit a museum
  98. Learn a new language
  99. Stay in your PJs all day
  100. Rest! Do absolutely nothing at all!

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