Buy yourself some flowers - or a plant
Play some music - have a dance
Use a hot water bottle at bedtime or when you need comforting
Get a good night's sleep
Give yourself a hug - cross your arms over your chest and rub your shoulders.
Clear your space - bedroom, living room, kitchen or bed. Go wild and clear your whole house.
Light a candle
Have a bath - throw in some bath salts or essential oils (or both!)
Make a hot drink and sip it quietly
Change your bedsheets
Have a lie down
Wash your face first and last thing each day
Take 3 deep breaths
Do 5 minutes of stretching - let those 5 minutes roll into 10
Call a friend
Cook your favourite recipe - or order a delivery
Drink a glass of water
Tell yourself 'this too shall pass'
Go for a walk
Do some journaling or make a list of all that's worrying you
20 Small but impactful self care ideas
Updated: May 3, 2022