Many people hear the word self-care and think of massages, manicures, and other forms of pampering usually in a spa environment.
These services are great, but there are so many other self-care options available to you every day or week.
Here are some ways to self-care right now for you to enjoy as often as possible.
Read a book
Walk in nature, paying attention to your surrounds
Sleep in on the weekend.
Watch the clouds.
Unplug from social media
Colour in, draw, or paint
Listen to music or a nature soundscape
Spend quality time with a loved one.
Look at the star.
Pray or meditate whichever you prefer
Create a vision board
Watch the sunrise or sunset
Get out in the garden. Listen to nature
Light a candle
Call a friend that makes you laugh
Take a nap for 30 minutes to rest your body, to quiet the mind. Leave your phone in another room
Go for a swim at your local pool or beach
Start a gratitude journal noting 5 things you are grateful for that the day gifted you
Write a bucket list. Where do you want to go? What do you want to do?
Watch a comedian on YouTube, or a streaming service and make sure you get belly-ache laughs
Take a bath. Feel the relief of stress leave your body
Switch off your smartphone for 24 hours. Close the door on noise and focus on your mind and well-being.
Write a list of compliments to yourself. Look at yourself in the mirror, really look and see what you've been missing
Do a jigsaw puzzle, wordle or any brain stimulating game.
Declutter your social media. Yes, delete your least favourite platform!
Let us know in the comment section below, how many of these self-care options you have incorporated in your day to day journey towards your wellness, or which ones you wish to start with. #selfcare #bodyandmind #wellness #meditation #selfcareisforeveryone #selfcareideas #selflove