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Crucial Self Care Ideas You Can Do at Home

self care ideas you can do at home

Self care is a fundamental reminder that you and your needs are imperative in your daily life. Maintaining a healthy relationship with yourself is vital because it produces positive energy and feelings that automatically boost your self-confidence and self-esteem. Self-care is being kind to yourself as you are to others. 

Caring for your body, mind, and spirit has a sweeping impact on your wellbeing. So, permit yourself to slow down, create your own space, and pay more attention to yourself and your needs. Don’t feel guilty giving time to yourself. You are worthy of that! 

There are different categories when it comes to self-care. Sensory, Emotional, Spiritual, Physical, and Social. All are equally significant and play a big role in taking care of yourself. 

So, let’s break it down!

Here is my list of self care ideas you can do at home:

  1. Sensory Self-care helps to calm the mind and allows you to live in the present moment.

 (touch, smell, sound, sight) 

  • Soak up the sunshine
soak up the sunshine
  • Feel the water on your skin during a hot bath or shower
  • Kick back and listen to music with your eyes closed
  • Take a bite of your favorite chocolate
  • Enjoy a cup of green tea
enjoy a cup of tea

2. Physical Self-care is a physical activity that is good for your body and wellbeing and helps you relax.

  • Do yoga
do yoga
  • Dance to your favorite song like nobody’s watching
  • Make your bed
  • Play with your dog or pet
  • Commit to 8 hours of sleep every night

3. Emotional Self-care is to engage in your emotions. You are not to blame for the emotions you feel even if it is good or bad, accept them, and move on.

  • Write down new affirmations
  • Keep a daily journal where you can be honest about your true feelings
keep a journal
  • Allow yourself to feel vulnerable and cry when you need to
  • Sing along to songs that best express your emotions
sing your heart out
  • Be responsible for your actions

4. Spiritual self-care, get in touch with your values in life, and what matters most. 

  • Make a daily list of what you are grateful for
  • Meditate daily
  • Read an inspiring and uplifting book
read inspiring books
  • Spend time in nature and reflect on the beauty around you
  • Pray

5. Social Self-care, connecting with others is essential for happiness by choosing to do it with people who make you feel good.

  • Make time to call or video call your mom
make time for family and friends
  • Write an email to a friend or family who lives far away
  • Reach out to someone you like but haven’t seen or spoken to in a while
reach out to someone you haven't spoken to for a while
  • Consider joining a group of people you share the same interests with (Online groups works for now)
  • Stop socializing with those who undermine you

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You need to implement self-care into your daily routine. It is a step closer to achieving happiness in your life, especially in times like these. However, the main aim of self-care is to know your limits and finding a way to decompress throughout your day. 

There are many proven benefits of self-care, feeling better, boosting immunity, increase in positive thinking, more productivity, and improved self-compassion

Sure these are the things we need to focus on more while in isolation. The more we practice daily self-care, the calmer we become. Self-care is taking the time to love yourself and that there’s only one you. So, find the balance in your daily routine and identify what you enjoy doing. Take time to get to know yourself better.

Have I missed something? What are your self-care ideas at home? Leave a comment below!

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  • Kathy

    Great list, a really complete list where I struggle is with the sleep part but maybe if I try some of the other things, the sleep will come.

  • Ann

    Self care is so important. And it needs to be told over and over again. Thank you for helping out with that🙏❤️

  • Sarah

    These are excellent ideas. I do some of these already but I can see adding some others into my regular self-care routine. Thanks for all of the ideas.

  • amandakaybradley

    Great list! Self-care is so important but unfortunately so easily forgotten. Thanks so much for sharing!

  • Claudia Gebhardt

    I loved these tips a lot. Self Care should be apart of your routine by now in order to remain grounded. One thing I have been doing regarding this is allowing my mindset reset by not going on my phone until after I got up and got ready for the day. And also at night, I stop going on my phone around 7pm. Another thing I am focusing on that I noticed I struggle with is patience, so I want to find a way to incorporate it within my routine in order to feel less stressed because of it!

    • Mae Loureto

      Yes, patience! The more patience we have the lesser stress we surely feel. Thank you for reading and for sharing your thoughts!

  • Shelley Whittaker

    Thanks for sharing these. I think self-care is very important and I normally make an effort to practice it. You are no good to yourself or anyone else if you are burnt out. However, I must admit that it is getting harder and harder as the weeks drag on through lockdown in the UK. I might have to try writing down what I am grateful for 🙂

  • Lauren Keating

    LOVE everything about this post! All about self-care these days. I go for a run for “ME” time and enjoy reading a thriller book with some coffee to relax. Love all these tips. Going to be laying out in the sun all summer long!

  • Julie

    These are great ideas. Some of my daily self care includes: daily walks with my dogs, morning coffee on the deck (weather permitting!), daily yoga and Reiki, relaxing with my dogs on the couch, texting a friend to check in. I have recently begun to add saying positive affirmations (on my walk). Thanks for sharing!

  • Jacqueline

    I love the way you’ve categorized the different kinds of self care. This is something that I struggle with. I’ll feel like I need something to fill a certain self care bucket, but I’ll have no idea what to do!

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