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34 Daily Self-Care Ideas to Take Better Care of Yourself

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Are you ready to take better care of yourself? 

When it comes to having true self-care (which is wanting the best for ourselves and for others), the easiest way to care for others is to learn to take care of ourselves first. 

When we take the time to take care of our needs and ourselves first, that’s when self-care can play a VITAL role in our own emotional wellness and health.

On the contrary, if we don’t take care of ourselves, then we simply can’t give more energy to others. 

This is why little acts of self-care are not only a great way to live a stress-free and more enhanced lifestyle for yourself, but it’s a great way to see why self-care is also about having the right ideas and tendencies so you can put your very basic needs first.

Doing so will allow you to go beyond your normal capabilities to help lift your mind, body, and spirit to have a chance to see that you are worth it and you deserve these little acts of love!

Are excited about putting yourself first today? Let’s see how you can make your daily routine reflect a little bit more self-care!

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What is true self-care?

A lot of people think that when it comes to self-care that the only way to do it is by getting pedicures, having facials, or doing indoor hobbies.

And although we touched a little bit on the subject of self-care above, going a bit further, you must know that self-care has nothing to do with the cost of having things, doing expensive things, or having money at all. 

In fact, self-care is also not about living to abide by your selfish impulses either.

The main purpose of self-care is to restore your energy. That’s it! 

It’s about refilling your cup, so you don’t burn the candle at both ends and get burned out.

Self-care is also about putting your needs (not your wants) first so you can feel fully nourished at a deeper level. 

Even though self-care has been trending in the recent turn of events with this new world we are living in, and we are all cooped up inside more than normal, self-care being a popular subject probably won’t stop and that’s because some of them actually work!

Yes, there are some small unique self-care practices that really can help you that cost next to nothing, so you can better thrive in this busy, social, and complicated world we live in. 

There are some small unique practices that really can help you, so you can better thrive in this busy, social, and complicated world we live in. 


How do you choose a self-care activity?

Now, before we head into the list, know that it’s totally OKAY to choose what most resonates with you within this list of self-care ideas below.

Know that practicing self-care is really just about doing the little things that will bring you a little extra delight throughout each day — but most of all enjoy the process!

With the art of practicing self-care (and the more days that pass with your little acts of self-care), you’ll understand that it takes time to listen to what your body and mind both need.

That inserting little daily practices into your everyday routine to better help figure out what can stick in your own personal self-care routine will help you live a more healthy, balanced, and healing rewarding life.

Anything you choose to do will be well worth the effort!

Remember, all you have to do is insert ONE of these self-care ideas into your day and you’ll be well on your way to living a more self-loving and healthier lifestyle. 

Now, let’s take a look at these 34 extremely easy self-care ideas to help you take better care of yourself starting today!


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34 Daily Self-Care Ideas to Take Better Care of Yourself

Self-care is about knowing your worth and giving your mind, body, and spirit a chance to see that.


1.   Recognize the habits and actions that make you feel the best.

Write them down! Becoming aware of your best habits is the first step towards attaining a healthier self-care routine. You should check out these habits to avoid in the mornings too!

2.   Find a quiet and happy place to practice meditation for 10 minutes.

You can even read some of the benefits of meditating for 30 days here!

3.   Read your favorite book again!

4.   Avoid toxic people at all times. It’s not doing you and your heart any good. 

5.   Watch shows that are humorous and that leave you feeling more relaxed.

Here are a few inspirational Netflix shows for you created just for that!

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6.   Take time away from others to relax.

It’s okay to be alone with your thoughts. I also wrote how loneliness can actually be a good thing here!

7.   Try to maintain a regular sleep schedule.

You may not think sleep is a form of self-care but it is!  Sleep is important for our overall health and happiness.

So if you happen to need help forming better sleeping habits, try these bedtime night rituals here to help you prep for great sleep.  Then take a look at these 14 ways to fall asleep fast to get a full night of great slumber. 

8.   Wear clothes that represent you.

Clothes that are clean, comfortable, and that make you feel really good are always going to help you feel better. If you want to learn how to save your clothing and keep them for longer? Give this article a read here!

9.   Light a candle or your diffuser and make your home smell fresh and gorgeous today.

10.   Take a hot bubble bath.

Don’t forget to complete it with candles and calming music.

 Self care ideas for home -Take a hot bubble bath— Don't forget to complete it with candles and calming music.

11.   Write down a list of things that you are the most grateful for. Just 5 will do to start. 

12.   Spend time outside and breathe in the fresh air (p.s the SweatCoin App really helps you get outside!)

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13.   Don’t force yourself to do something you really don’t like doing.

First off, when it comes to saying no, know that it’s okay to say NO!

In fact, there are many things you should say no to and never apologize for, and here’s a list of 12 things all women should stop apologizing for to help you discover what you need to stop saying yes to and to help you stop feeling guilty!

14.  Unplug yourself from social media for a couple of hours. See how you feel when you do!

15.   Pet or cuddle an animal or play with your pet.

If you are lucky enough to have a cute little fur baby at home with you, play with them and lift up both of your moods!

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16.   Prepare a meal plan so you can start eating your meals mindfully.

Maybe that includes less snacking at night? Try to be open to what mindfulness really is and see how it affects your perspective on food. 

17.  Watch your favorite TV show from childhood. It’s extremely nostalgic! I wish I had a list for this for you but I don’t! 

18.  Take a nap.

19.  Remind yourself that your pain or struggle with time will pass… Repeat the mantra “This too shall pass!”.

20.  Enjoy a quiet cup of tea.

Tea has a simple way of making life feel soothing and comfortable, especially for those moments and days when we need it most. 

21.   Communicate your emotional needs to the person that’s the closest to you.

One of the best forms of self-care is having deep and meaningful conversations that work towards a positive outcome. 

Self care ideas to take better care of your mental health -Communicate your emotional needs to the person that's the closest to you.

22.   Journal.

Get inquisitive, ask questions, and answer some journal prompts like these self-discovery journal prompts listed for you here!

23.   Hydrate yourself, if you are forgetful with drinking your daily 8 glasses of water each day. 

24.   Catch up on all your important appointments today.

Doctor’s appointments, dental appointments, updating driver licenses or passports are all forms of self-care if you’ve been putting them off for a while. 

25.   Avoid the vices that bring you down to a terrible slump.

If alcohol, drugs, or emotional eating are a problem for you? Seek professional help if you can’t stop on your own. But if you need some innovative ways to break some of your habits today? Here are 11 unique ways to break bad habits that you’ve probably never heard of before. They really work!

26.   Apply logical reason over-emotional reactions and try to practice this consciously with something today.

What if today you decided to not react a certain way towards someone or something that has been bothering you for quite some time? If you know what it is, give it a shot and see how confident and in control of your life you really are. 

27.   Give yourself a pedicure and manicure today.

While you are at it, don’t forget to follow this home manicure guide for a little extra self-care beauty help! 

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28.   Order in dinner. 

It doesn’t have to be much, just a little treat if you are feeling down or if you need something out of your normal eating routine to help give you just a little uplifting and nourishment. 

29.  Have a 20-minute stretching session.

Stretch and feel those muscles expand. You’ll be surprised as to how many parts of your body that need to release tension. 

30.   Watch the sunset.

Take it in and just watch — Sunsets have this magical way of making your problems feel so much smaller than they seem to be. 

31.  Take yourself to your favorite coffee shop and indulge in your most favorite drink.

If circumstances won’t allow it, try to recreate your favorite drink at home!

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32.   Take the time to make your hair and makeup look extra special today. 

Looking sharp for no other reason than that is a great way to uplift your mood and make you feel better. Besides, there should be no other reason to look great than for yourself and yourself alone. 

33.   Do something crafty and hands-on. 

Sculpt, knit, sew. You can even make something that has the potential to make you some extra cash. Whatever you choose to do, know that getting creative is always a great way to spend your time at home

34.   Remember, self-care is vital in order to live a more happy and fulfilled life.

There’s no other reason for self-care than to help you feel better. That’s it! Keep experimenting and trying new things and your life will be full of hope and magic that self-care can bring us all! 


There you have it. These easy self-care ways to take better care of yourself today!

Try to remember that self-care doesn’t make you vain or selfish while you are in the process of treating yourself. 

When you are thinking about your own needs and meeting them first, that is truly what self-care is all about. 

Practicing self-care will also make you stronger and happier and is a very healthy act of showing yourself more compassion and self-love.


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