25 Ways You Can Practise Self Care

Self-care has become a well-known term and I think that people are now making themselves a priority. How many times have you cancelled something you had planned to be there for someone else? Or when was the last time you said no? Sometimes it is easy to forget about yourself because you want to make sure everyone else is okay.

It is okay to put yourself first!

If you are wanting to practise more self-care but are struggling with ideas, I have written 25 ways you can put yourself first.

Spend time with family

Spend time with friends

Take a bath/shower

Get your nails done

Cut out negative people from your life

Take a walk

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When I went to the New Forest for a photography course, look how beautiful it looks.

Have a nap

Say no when you really don’t want to do something

Have a lazy day

Write your feelings down or write about your day in your journal

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Exercise

Practise meditation and deep breathing

Write a list of everything you are grateful for

Get creative e.g.. colouring or scrapbooking

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De-clutter a space in your home

Make yourself a healthy meal

A digital detox day

Watch your favourite movies

Forgive others and yourself

Read

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Sing or dance

Put on a face mask

Drink water or a warm drink

Listen to some music

Practise yoga

These are just a few things you can do during your day or week to take some time for yourself. Even if its just for 30 minutes, just remember you are important. In order for you to look after other people, you have to be okay and looking after yourself.

What do you do to show yourself care and love? Are you good at practising self-care? I’d love to hear in the comments.

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111 thoughts on “25 Ways You Can Practise Self Care

  1. Love these suggestions! For self-care I really like lazy days in my pyjamas and also things like doing my nails and make-up, which interestingly I’m finding is making a massive difference with my SAD this year (I’m trying to style myself around the season, which I think is helping me to accept it more, rather than feel against it)

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  2. Lovley post!! 🙂 Some really great ideas too. When I need some TLC I like to give myself a nice tan as I feel alot more confident and healthy with a glowing tan!! x

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  3. Ah, there are some lovely ideas here, Lauren. My self-care is always getting outside in my garden (although today my legs are still killing me from planting over 100 bulbs on Sunday). I love your point about forgiving others and ourselves too, sometimes you do have to let things go for your own sake. A very good one to be reminded about, Lisa xx

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  4. I really love how you haven’t made self-care into something that has to be really big and time consuming. Even an hour completely to yourself a day will do! Or if you’re me, 10 mins watching the geese and Squirrels
    doing their thing on campus is satisfactory to lift the mood! 😅

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  5. Nice and simple ways pinpointed! Just the way I like it. Cheers for sharing Lauren 🙂 Yoga’s something I added to my weekly routine and I’m loving it – even if I’m not perfect at it being a guy and all. I’m seeing the benefits of it, especially before going to work (at the gym ironically) and feeling my muscles much more relaxed.

    Johnny | Johnny’s Traventures
    https://johnnystraventures.com

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  6. Sleeping is definitely my number one. I used to not allow myself to go to bed until I had scratched every item off of my daily to-do list. Now, if I’m too tired to function, I move my unfinished tasks to another day and go to bed early. It definitely improves my mood and energy the next day.

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  7. I love this post, especially since Christmas isn’t too far away and we tend to forget ourselves coming up to this holiday. I can not wait to read your posts when they come up on my notifications 🤩🤩🤩

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  8. I often find that self care is associated with going to the spa or taking a bath … but it’s way more than that and it doesn’t have to be lumped into generic activities like that. Self care is any activity that helps a person relax, unwind, feel at peace with themselves and shed stress. My favourite thing is a mug of tea and a good book but to each their own.

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  9. Lovely post with some really simple but effective ideas. Self-care is so important, especially when so many of us live such hectic lives, but even something small can have a big impact. My personal fave self-care ideas are to practice yoga, put a face mask on and light some candles

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  10. De-cluttering! How I live when I empty out crowded spaces. I could do it for a living.
    I cleared out my aunt’s space when I stayed with her, and how much I cleared away when I came home. I feel so fresh when I sit back and regard the fruits of the labor. Having clean space makes clean space inside me. 🙂

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  11. lovely post, i like how you mentioned a lot of “boring” self care options like drinking water or having a shower. i think it’s great that people are starting to realize self care is not a luxury but a necessity. xx

    mich / simplymich.com

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  12. Hey Lauren,
    Simple yet hilarious ‘actionable’ self-care tips.
    Thanks to you am looking forward to having a lazy day and digital detox day. – is it even possible in our age of the Internet of Things?

    Relaxing and unwinding have become a luxury that we must take. Very recently we did a mandatory shut down with startup and small business founders. These business owners and some authors have not taken a break in ages. Fatigue lowers your productivity levels if you do not have frequent breaks. I write a lot. I am thus forced to take walks, and at times work while standing. Even the simple exercise of having a mat on the floor and legs up the walk eased backpressure. I rarely sit on the full journey of a flight, no matter how short. To reduce stress to manageable levels or zero levels os great self-care.

    This is a must share. Tweeting it now.

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