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52 self care ideas

Go to a museum: art, childrens’, history, science—whatever brings me joy that day!

Go to a cocktail hour at a bar—enjoy a drink!

Get a massage.

Take a bath—complete with candles and calming music.

Pick or buy a bouquet of fresh flowers.

Take a leisurely walk without a goal.

Put on a face mask.

Give yourself permission to binge watch your latest show obsession without guilt

Get myself a pedicure or a manicure

Read a book or magazine for an hour.

Sit on A park bench and Just Sit..

Take a nap.

Order in dinner

Dosomething crafty: coloring, knitting, sewing..

Go to the library or bookstore. Sit in a comfy chair and read.

Watch funny YouTube videos.

Have a 20 minute stretching session.

Go swimming (for fun, not exercise).

Plan out an extravagant vacation just for fun.

Wear an outfit that makes you feel great.

Sit and watch the clouds float by.

Look at the stars.

Go out or stay in and dance

Burn a candle or diffuse some oils that have scents that bring you joy.

Sit in a coffee shop and sip on a luxurious drink.

Walk around the grocery store without a list and buy whatever takes your fancy

Try out a new hobby

Try yoga or some new exercise

Cook a lovely breakfast

Sing at the top of your lungs. Preferably in the car and with the windows down.

Go for a drive—no destination required.

Listen to the latest episode of a favourite podcast.

Bake a dessert you love and then eat it

Watch the sun rise or set.

Buy a new pens

Write a letter (or an email) to an old friend.

Cook a fancy meal for no other reason than you deserve a fancy meal.

Say “no” to someone.

Have a picnic (by tourself even).

Go to bed early or sleep in late.

Research something that you’ve been interested in but haven’t had the time to dive into.

Edit who you follow on social media (if they don’t bring you joy, they gotta go)

Spend time out in the garden.

Take the time to do your hair & makeup for no other reason than you want to

Write a list of 3 things you’re grateful for

Go to the cinema

Make a mood board

Throw our some old piece of clothes that no longer gives you joy

Plant some seeds or bulbs

Look in the mirror and compliment yourself

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