50 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 best self-care ideas, to help you overcome your bad days.

50 Self-Care Ideas

Completing self-care isn’t easy. It takes dedication, commitment and a lot of practice.

If you’re reading this blog post then you are somebody that will find happiness through self-love. Simply put, if you want it and are willing to work for it, you’ll get it.



When you have a read of this list, please do write down the self-care ideas that you’d like to try for yourself. I hope that this post inspires you to take a little bit of time out, and insert some much-needed self-love into your daily routines.


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
11. Change into something more comfortable


Emotional Self-Care

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


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Social Self-Care

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


Spiritual Self-Care

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


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

I would love to know in the comments which idea you’re going to try!

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50 Best Self Care Ideas


  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

    • 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

    • 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

  7. 17/07/2020 / 10:24 AM

    I love the variety in this list. The fact that so many are quick and easy means I might actually take ten minutes and enjoy them!

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