50 Simple Self-Care Activities That Will Do Wonders For Your Mental Health

Life can often seem hectic and busy. We have so much to do and so few hours to do it. There are only so many things that we can get done in a day. And often, we prioritize our commitments and responsibilities above all else. In the effort to please others, the responsibility that we have to take care of ourselves often goes by the wayside.

 

Valuing your responsibilities to others over the responsibility that you have to take care of yourself is incredibly unhealthy. You can’t pour from an empty cup. It’s important to make sure that you’re also taking care of yourself.

 

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There are many self-care activities you can do to make sure you’re taking care of yourself. Listed below are 50 of my favorites.

 

1)   Drink water.

 

2)   Drink green tea.

 

3)   Go for a walk outside.

 

4)   Meditate.

 

5)   Take a relaxing bath.

 

6)   Keep a gratitude journal.

 

7)   Stretch.

 

8)   Hug those you love.

 

9)   Recite positive affirmations.

 

10)   Watch a TED Talk.

 

11)   Write a love letter to yourself.

 

12)   Make a green smoothie.


13)   Go for a swim.

 

14)   Burn your favorite smelling candle.

 

15)   Create a vision board.

 

16)   Get fresh flowers.

 

17)   Wake up early.

 

18)   Put on cozy pajamas.

 

19)   Play with your pet.

 

20)   Be present and in the moment.

 

21)   Cuddle with someone.

 

22)   Go out to dinner.

 

23)   People watch.

 

24)   Get a manicure.

 

25)   Pray.

 

26)   Take a mental health day.

 

27)   Do yoga.

 

28)   Rock back and forth.

 

29)   Lay down on the grass and just relax.

 

30)   Declutter.

 

31)   Indulge in your favorite food.

 

32)   Go to the park and enjoy nature.

 

33)   Dry brush.

 

34)   Eat chocolate.

 

35)   Write down your thoughts.

 

36)   Drink a hot cup of something.

 

37)   Go for a drive.

 

38)   Try gardening.

 

39)   Spend an hour without electronics.

 

40)   Pamper yourself.

 

41)   Get a massage.

 

42)   Read a book.

 

43)   Rub your temples.

 

44)   Go to therapy.

 

45) Watch your favorite movie.

 

46)   Read inspirational quotes.

 

47)   Cook a healthy meal.

 

48)   Play your favorite song and dance like nobody’s watching.

 

49)   Try to think positively.

 

50)   Be kind yourself.

 

What are some of your favorite self-care activities?

 

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