50 Empowering Self-Care Ideas

Self-care is essential for positive mental health and wellbeing. It is in the times when we don’t feel our best, that we need to practice self-kindness the most. Use this list of 50 empowering self-care ideas, to help you overcome your bad days.

Self Soothing Activities to Calm Anxiety

Physical Self-Care

1. Take your medication if necessary
2. Practice breathing exercises
3. Stay hydrated
4. Do some stretching
5. Allow yourself to sleep until you feel rested
6. Complete regular exercise and physical movement
7. Eat three meals every day
8. Do a breast self-examination
9. Massage your skin with a free sample from your local Lush store
10. Focus on your basic needs

 

 

Emotional Self-Care

11. Complete a small act of kindness for somebody, without expecting something in return
12. Reduce stress by saying no to new commitments
13. Find a creative outlet that you love
14. Write a list of everything that you are grateful for
15.  Spend time on self-reflection through journalling
16. Use positive affirmations and self talk
17. Buy yourself flowers
18. Create a self care box
19. Find forgiveness without receiving an apology
20. Smile at a stranger
21. Get lost in a new book
22. Print some free mindful colouring pages
23. Write to a pen pal
24. Let yourself cry
25. Read inspiring quotes
26. Create a vision board
27. Watch a feel good movie
28. Leave your comfort zone

 

Social Self-Care

29. Unfollow or mute accounts on social media which make you feel negatively
30. Spend time with your loved ones
31. Ask for help from your support systems
32. Take a break from social media
33. Distance yourself from toxic relationships
34. Call a loved one
35. Volunteer for a local cause
36. Attend therapy sessions
37. Hug someone
38. Join a local support group
39. Control the media outlets which you consume
40. Limit your screen time

 

 

Spiritual Self-Care

41. Research crystals and their healing properties
42. Try aroma therapy
43. Enjoy some alone time
44. Complete daily meditations
45. Write without editing your words
46. Try eco-therapy by spending time in nature
47. Reorganise and declutter your safe space
48. Pray
49. Be present
50. Explore chanting

 

I hope that these self-care ideas can help you to create the perfect wellness routine!

Let me know in the comments which idea you are eager to try.

Mental health blogger

 

 

 

 

 

 

Below are links to websites that can help you, if you are struggling with your mental health. Please know that you are worthy of love, support and recovery.

Mind

Papyrus

Samaritans

Young Minds

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50 Best Self Care Ideas

13 Comments

  1. 06/06/2020 / 11:45 AM

    This is such a fantastic list! I would never have thought to add a breast examination to my self-care checklist. Thank you!

    Lots of love, Helen x
    https://www.whathelenloves.com

    • 09/06/2020 / 8:16 AM

      Hello Helen,
      Thank you lovely! It’s one that is commonly forgotten, but so important!
      Love Casey x

    • 09/06/2020 / 8:13 AM

      Hello Alex,
      Thank you so much angel! It is so important to make self-care a consistent part of our routines.
      Love Casey x

  2. 09/06/2020 / 7:15 AM

    Lockdown has really helped me to reflect and hone in on some self care rituals that I otherwise wouldn’t have had the time for. I’ve unfollowed a lot of people on social media that don’t help my mind, I’ve started journalling, writing about my emotions and exploring my mind a lot more. Stretching is also such a brilliant one that I think a lot of people completely skim over, it’s so calming whilst also being awakening, I love it!
    Alice Xx
    http://www.blacktulipbeauty.co.uk

    • 09/06/2020 / 7:54 AM

      Hello Alice,
      I’m so pleased that you have been able to make time for self-care! Keep thriving angel!
      Love Casey x

  3. 09/06/2020 / 11:20 AM

    Some of these are so simple but make SUCH a difference! Amazing pointers and love how you’ve broken them down into categories too. I’m all about the spiritual self care at the moment. I’m listening to LOADS of Manifestation Babe podcasts!

    • 09/06/2020 / 1:49 PM

      Hiya Jenny,
      Don’t they! Thank you so much! I don’t do enough spiritual self-care myself but it’s something I’m aspiring towards. I absolutely love those too!
      Love Casey x

  4. Jared Davies
    09/06/2020 / 1:22 PM

    This is such an inspiring post, especially at a time like this. I’ve always struggled to find ways of self-care that work for me, so this post is definitely going to come in handy! x

    • 09/06/2020 / 1:47 PM

      Hello Jared,
      Thank you so much! I hope that it can help you to build a routine which works for you!
      Love Casey x

  5. 11/06/2020 / 7:33 AM

    These are some really lovely ideas to practice self care. Some are really simple tips but they are so effective especially speaking to a loved one, that’s always makes me feel better and I love aromatherapy! X

  6. 25/06/2020 / 8:58 AM

    Such a great post – some things on here I would never even have thought of myself. Thanks for sharing; for it’s so important x

    Paige // Paige Eades

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