self care ideas

20 Self-Care Ideas You Can Do at Home

It’s been a long month already and it’s only the second week of April! While we’ve been stuck at home, I’ve been thinking of all the little things I can do to take care of myself and I thought I’d share some with you. Keeping tabs on your mental health and how you feel inside and out is really important right now. So here are some things you can do to take care of yourself right now. And no, none of them involve working out!

  1. Deep breathing- Sit down on your yoga mat and just breathe. Listen to calming music. Pray. Whatever works for you!
  2. Drink some fruit juice- Squeeze your own or pour it from the bottle, a little Vitamin C boosts your immunity and just tastes good!
  3. Write in your journal- Share thoughts, concerns, feelings. Get it out on paper.
  4. Take a hot shower- Take your time and exfoliate your skin!
  5. Watch a movie- We’ve all been doing that a lot lately, but choose a movie YOU really want to watch and enjoy it
  6. Make a comfort meal- Everyone has a go-to comfort meal. Mine is pizza!
  7. Call someone you love- I call my mom every day, but call whoever gives you the most hope and peace!
  8. Make your bed- Some people love to have a made bed, others don’t care. Take some time to change the sheets and fluff the pillows!
  9. Sit in the sun- Even if its cold, fresh air and sunshine are wonderful for your mind. Spend some time outside in your yard or on your patio.
  10. Make a list- Write down your hopes and dreams or maybe all the restaurants you want to go to when the pandemic is over!
  11.  Turn off the phone- Our phones can be a huge mental health drain. Get some screen-free time and turn yours off!
  12.  Create a vision board- Tear through old magazines and cut out things you see that inspire you!
  13.  Spend time with your pet- Cuddle up to your fur baby to help release endorphins (the feel good brain chemical!)
  14.  Dress up- When you’re stuck at home, it’s easy to want to wear sweatpants all day. Put on a favorite outfit and give yourself a mental boost!
  15.  Perform a random act of kindness- Doing nice things for other people can lift you up as well! 
  16.  Declutter- Go through your home and get rid of things you simply don’t need. Donate items to a local shelter or thrift store!
  17.  Try a new craft- Learn how to pour candles, paint an old piece of furniture, or even make soap! 
  18.  Paint your nails- Find a lively color that makes you happy!
  19.  Rewatch a tv series- We all have one that makes us laugh and feel good. Watch your favorite tv series again!
  20.  Make a mental health appointment- Speaking with a professional who can help you care for your mental health can be awesome. If the cost is hindering you, consider looking into psychology programs at universities where graduate students need to get practice (under instructor supervision of course). 

Self-care means different things to everyone, but checking in with your mind, body, and spirit is the heart of your well-being. Take care of yourself and others!

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I'm a Dallas fashion and mental health blogger! I love sharing affordable styles anyone can wear and also sharing mental health topics so people don't feel so alone.

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