35 Unconventional Ways to Do Self-Care
Working self-care into your regular routine is important to do all year, and now that self-care Awareness is at the forefront of our minds, there’s no better time to focus on our self-care practices.
Self-care is important and personal
self-care is, simply put, what you do to care for yourself and nurture your mind, body, and spirit. While that might sound simple, many people find that self-care is the first thing to be sacrificed when their life gets demanding or stressful, even though those are the times we need self-care the most. Participating in self-care can help you avoid burnout, reduce stress, increase your happiness and peace, heal your spirit, and can contribute to an overall improvement in your life. In a world that demands a lot from us every day and an era that continually takes a toll on us, the reset that self-care can provide is critical.
If you find that you struggle to take time for self-care, schedule it into your day! You’re much more likely to stick to practicing self-care if you’ve worked time for it into your schedule already, so go ahead and block off a bit of time in your google calendar, day planner, or however you schedule your life to dedicate to caring for yourself.
Most people think of yoga, meditation, and bubble baths when it comes to self-care practices, and while those are great, self-care comes in many shapes, sizes, and forms. self-care is personal and can vary from person to person; for some, self-care might look like getting active and moving their body, while for others it might consist of spending some quiet, solo time taking in some rest and relaxation. What nurtures someone else’s soul may not work for you or vice-versa, and that’s fine because there’s no right or wrong way to do self-care.
Find a self-care practice that works for you
If you’re looking for a self-care practice that speaks to your soul, or just looking for ways to switch up your self-care routine, here are 35 less conventional self-care practices that you might not have considered before.
- Look in the mirror and compliment yourself
- Go for a walk, run, or hike
- Take a drive
- Listen to music
- Get a haircut and/or dye your hair
- Read a book
- Snuggle in a comfy chair
- Watch your favorite movie or a couple of episodes of your favorite show
- Bake a treat
- Buy yourself a special latte
- Browse for an hour at your favorite bookstore
- Spend an hour journaling
- Work in your garden
- Do a puzzle
- Have a solo karaoke party in your bedroom
- Knit a scarf
- Scroll through TikTok for a while
- Scream in an open field
- Enjoy your comfort food
- Cuddle and play with some puppies
- Go thrifting
- Go to a pumpkin patch or apple orchard
- DIY a seasonal photoshoot of your pet
- Dance around in your living room
- Give yourself a pedicure
- Dress up and/or do a makeup look for no reason
- Redecorate your space
- Organize your closet
- Paint or draw
- Take a kickboxing class
- Create a vision board
- Turn off your phone and enjoy an hour of unplugged peacefulness
- Sit outside and watch a rainstorm
- Meal prep for the week ahead
- Get a massage
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