Maintenance Self Care Ideas

  1. Mini dance party to a pump up song
  2. Light a good smelling candle
  3. Write down on thing you’re thankful for
  4. Write down on thing that you love about yourself
  5. Go to bed earlier
  6. Wake up earlier
  7. Drink a glass of water first thing in the morning
  8. Read daily
  9. Declutter 1 thing from your home
  10. Spend at least 10 minutes outside
  11. Spend time cuddling your pet
  12. Spend electronic free time with a loved one
  13. Meditate
  14. Walk/Jog
  15. Listen to a podcast
  16. Take a multivitamin
  17. Hug someone (hard!)
  18. Stretch your body
  19. Use essential oils
  20. Focus on sitting up straighter
  21. Journal in the morning
  22. Journal before bed
  23. Floss!
  24. Make your bed
  25. No screens an hour before bed
  26. Eat more vegetables
  27. Eat more fruits
  28. Plan your day the night before
  29. Turn your phone on do not disturb mode for an hour
  30. Do your least favorite task first (get it out of the way)
  31. Do your favorite task first (excited to wake up)
  32. Smile at yourself in the mirror
  33. Walk 10,000 steps each day
  34. Drink 64 ounces of water
  35. Assess your finances
  36. Stop multitasking
  37. Rewrite your top three goals
  38. Tidy the night beore
  39. Read or watch something that makes you belly laugh
  40. Move your body
  41. Keep a food diary
  42. Practice your handwriting
  43. Play a board game
  44. Declutter your desk before you leave work
  45. Don’t eat lunch at your desk
  46. Don’t hit the snooze button
  47. “Touch your planner before you touch your phone” – Whitney English
  48. Learn and practice the 4-7-8 Breathing Method
  49. Watch a self improvement video on YouTube
  50. Call your mom


As Needed Self Care Ideas

  1. Enjoy a sunrise or sunset
  2. Go for a walk
  3. Read a new book
  4. Take a bath
  5. Color in a coloring book
  6. Practice yoga
  7. Call a friend or family member you don’t see very often
  8. Write down a list of things you love about yourself
  9. Buy some fresh flowers for your home
  10. Go to the pet store and play with tiny animals
  11. Watch your favorite movie even if its for the 1000th time
  12. Buy a new face mask and use it
  13. Get a massage
  14. Get a facial
  15. Get a manicure or pedicure
  16. Take a nap
  17. Go see a new movie
  18. Rearrange your furniture
  19. Take a class to learn something new
  20. Start learning a new language
  21. Do a puzzle
  22. Volunteer your time
  23. Spend 30 minutes unfollowing people on social media that do not inspire you
  24. Cook a new meal
  25. Paint something
  26. Bake something
  27. Hand write a letter to yourself
  28. Hand write a letter to someone else
  29. Journal
  30. Shop for a new outfit
  31. Engage in a random act of kindness
  32. Order your favorite takeout food
  33. Write a poem
  34. Go to a park
  35. Create a bucket list
  36. Say no to plans just to be a lone
  37. Have a picnic
  38. Go get some ice cream
  39. Watch YouTube videos of cute animals
  40. Go to a cafe and get a fancy coffee or tea
  41. Listen to a guided meditation
  42. Buy and care for a house plant
  43. Spend an entire day off of social media
  44. Forgive someone you have wanting to (or you should)
  45. Clean out your email box
  46. Delete apps that you do not use on your phone
  47. Watch a Ted Talk or motivational YouTube video
  48. Declutter a room (or area) of your home
  49. Stay in bed all day
  50. Call your mom


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