24 Simple Ways To Practice Self-Care

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

     This week, I've been thinking about all the ways daily life can take a toll on us. Let's face it: life is never perfectly calm. More often than not, we've got a lot of things going on at once. So how can we ever be truly well if we're stressing all the time? The trick is taking time out to do something for ourselves to alleviate that tension. Wanna learn how? Here are 24 simple ways you can practice self-care.

24 Ways To Practice Self-Care:

1. Meditate: Taking a little time out each day can do wonders! Personally, I enjoy using the Headspace app.

2. Take a personal day: Sometimes it's okay to cancel plans to care for yourself.

3. Unplug for an hour: Or two, or three...

4. Do some yoga: Sometimes a good stretch is all you need. Don't forget that deep breathing!

5. Get some exercise: Getting your blood pumping has a variety of good effects, including on your mental state.

6. Eat a healthy meal: Just the act of doing something healthy can boost your self-esteem and feelings of well-being.

7. Eat a treat: Of course, it's never a bad idea to indulge in something sweet.

8. Take a hot bath.

9. Journal: Keeping a gratitude journal is a great mood-booster.

10. Dress up: Put a little extra care into your appearance, just for you.

11. Have a spa day: Pamper yourself at home, or at a spa.

12. Try a new look: Getting a new haircut or trying a new makeup product can help pull you out of a rut.

13: Sit outdoors: Get some fresh air and vitamin D.

14. Read a good book: Why not re-read an old favourite?

15. Try aromatherapy: Light some scented candles! Lavender, Chamomile, and Peppermint are all great choices for de-stressing.

16. Practice Hygge: Find out how to easily incorporate Hygge into your routine here.

17. Laugh: Watch a comedy!

18. Take a nap: Catching up on your rest may be just what you need.

19. Get together for some coffee with a good friend.

20. Splurge: Treat yourself to something you've been wishing for.

21. Tidy your space: Make your room a sanctuary. Spruce it up with some fresh flowers and relaxing candles.

22. Get creative: Try a new DIY and make something you can be proud of.

23. Watch your favourite movie: Whenever I'm down, I watch Jane Eyre or Pride and Prejudice. 

24. Take yourself out to tea: Enjoy a nice lunch alone, just you and some peace.

24 Simple Ways To Practice Self-Care - Jackie O My

What are your favourite ways to de-stress?

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