101 Self-Care Ideas

101 Unique Fun Self Care Love Ideas
  • Nap
  • Clean up your friends list on Facebook / Instagram / LinkedIn / VSCO / TikTok
  • Go to a garden centre, plant store, or flower section of your local grocery store
  • Choose a charity to donate to, or find out how else you can help
  • People watch
  • Give yourself permission to not worry about ANYTHING for 15 minutes
  • Cook
  • Organize the apps on your phone
  • Look in the mirror and tell yourself how awesome you are
  • Clean your space for 10 minutes
  • Draw
  • Book time with your therapist (or search for a therapist that suits your needs)
  • Start a new show on Netflix / Hulu / AppleTV+ / Prime / Crave
  • Write a list of five things you love about yourself
  • Walk
  • Organize your files or photos on Google Drive / OneDrive / DropBox / Amazon Drive
  • Get creative (e.g., make a reel, paint, draw, sing, dance)
  • Listen to an audiobook
  • Play a game either on your own or with someone
  • Write
  • Listen or watch something that makes you smile / cry / laugh / angry / calm
  • Prune your plants
  • Take a bath or a shower
  • Freshen up your blankets in the laundry
  • Lay down then tense and release the muscles in your body
  • Go for a drive
  • Read
  • Search for your favorite album from high school on Spotify / Apple Music / YouTube / Google Play
  • Go to bed early
  • Drink something yummy
  • Start a self gratitude journal. Write one amazing thing about yourself a day.
  • Charge all your devices (including your Apple remote, if you have one)
  • Be silent
  • Throw out expired food / nail polish / make-up / lotion
  • Go outside
  • Remove any kitchen appliances you're not using
  • Go somewhere new (e.g., library, park, hiking trail)
  • Listen to your favorite podcast
  • Ride your bike, go roller blading, skateboarding
  • Go to bed late
  • Bake
  • Paint your nails
  • Visit a pet store (owners usually bring their pets when getting food, toys, etc.). Remember to ask to pet any animal!
  • Water your plants
  • Eat something yummy
  • Write a review for a local small business, on Trip Advisor, or for your favorite small business (perhaps Own Your Stigma?)
  • Start doodling and see what comes of it
  • Ask someone for help
  • Do a puzzle (e.g., jigsaw, sudoku)
  • Text a loved one
  • Create a new playlist
  • Remove your bathroom scale
  • Stretch
  • Exhale for as long as you can, then take a breath in for as deep as you can
  • Give yourself a hug
  • Fantasize and daydream
  • Try nail art
  • Explore your body
  • Wrap yourself in a cozy blanket / comforter / duvet and know you are safe and loved
  • Practise "grounding." Walk on the grass or dirt with your bare feet
  • Repot your plants
  • Listen to your favorite playlist
  • Cuddle someone or something
  • Donate clothes / shoes / outdoor clothing / accessories / appliances / dishware you no longer need or want
  • Light a candle
  • Go through your photos (reflect on positive ones, delete repeats or ones that don't bring you happiness)
  • Go for a virtual tour of a museum or exhibit
  • Change your bedsheets
  • Watch T.V.
  • Light your favorite candle
  • Go outside (or look out a window) and stare at tree branches or plant leaves. Notice how they move.
  • Sit in silence
  • Do "Box Breathing" or "Roller Coaster Breathing"
  • Focus on your posture
  • Get hydrated
  • Start laughing. You might end up really laughing!
  • Lay under a weighted blanket or multiple blankets
  • Meditate
  • Write a list of gratitude
  • Book something to look forward to (e.g., hair appointment, weekend away, dinner date, Zoom call with friends)
  • Explore TedTalk
  • Rearrange a room in your home
  • Write a list of accomplishments
  • Sing your favorite song; old or new
  • Color coordinate your closet
  • Re-download an old favorite game or app
  • Write down your idea of the best morning routine. Try your best to make it happen!
  • Doodle
  • Proactively schedule "me time" throughout the week
  • Learn a simple magic or card trick
  • Look up affirmations
  • Clean out your purse and wallet
  • Go through Canva, GoogleDoc, etc and find a favorite font
  • Water your plants
  • Do a full dental clean (get your floss out!)
  • Listen to a new podcast
  • Learn a new skill on YouTube (e.g., how to change a light switch faceplate)
  • Organize your files on your desktop
  • Start dancing in your home - with or without music
  • Give yourself a massage (e.g., hand, foot, head)
  • Create a bucket list
  • Nap
  • Clean up your friends list on Facebook / Instagram / LinkedIn / VSCO / TikTok
  • Go to a garden centre, plant store, or flower section of your local grocery store
  • Choose a charity to donate to, or find out how else you can help
  • People watch
  • Give yourself permission to not worry about ANYTHING for 15 minutes
  • Cook
  • Organize the apps on your phone
  • Look in the mirror and tell yourself how awesome you are
  • Clean your space for 10 minutes
  • Draw
  • Book time with your therapist (or search for a therapist that suits your needs)
  • Start a new show on Netflix / Hulu / AppleTV+ / Prime / Crave
  • Write a list of five things you love about yourself
  • Walk
  • Organize your files or photos on Google Drive / OneDrive / DropBox / Amazon Drive
  • Get creative (e.g., make a reel, paint, draw, sing, dance)
  • Listen to an audiobook
  • Play a game either on your own or with someone
  • Write
  • Listen or watch something that makes you smile / cry / laugh / angry / calm
  • Prune your plants
  • Take a bath or a shower
  • Freshen up your blankets in the laundry
  • Lay down then tense and release the muscles in your body
  • Go for a drive
  • Read
  • Search for your favorite album from high school on Spotify / Apple Music / YouTube / Google Play
  • Go to bed early
  • Drink something yummy
  • Start a self gratitude journal. Write one amazing thing about yourself a day.
  • Charge all your devices (including your Apple remote, if you have one)
  • Be silent
  • Throw out expired food / nail polish / make-up / lotion
  • Go outside
  • Remove any kitchen appliances you're not using
  • Go somewhere new (e.g., library, park, hiking trail)
  • Listen to your favorite podcast
  • Ride your bike, go roller blading, skateboarding
  • Go to bed late
  • Bake
  • Paint your nails
  • Visit a pet store (owners usually bring their pets when getting food, toys, etc.). Remember to ask to pet any animal!
  • Water your plants
  • Eat something yummy
  • Write a review for a local small business, on Trip Advisor, or for your favorite small business (perhaps Own Your Stigma?)
  • Start doodling and see what comes of it
  • Ask someone for help
  • Do a puzzle (e.g., jigsaw, sudoku)
  • Text a loved one
  • Create a new playlist
  • Remove your bathroom scale
  • Stretch
  • Exhale for as long as you can, then take a breath in for as deep as you can
  • Give yourself a hug
  • Fantasize and daydream
  • Try nail art
  • Explore your body
  • Wrap yourself in a cozy blanket / comforter / duvet and know you are safe and loved
  • Practise "grounding." Walk on the grass or dirt with your bare feet
  • Repot your plants
  • Listen to your favorite playlist
  • Cuddle someone or something
  • Donate clothes / shoes / outdoor clothing / accessories / appliances / dishware you no longer need or want
  • Light a candle
  • Go through your photos (reflect on positive ones, delete repeats or ones that don't bring you happiness)
  • Go for a virtual tour of a museum or exhibit
  • Change your bedsheets
  • Watch T.V.
  • Light your favorite candle
  • Go outside (or look out a window) and stare at tree branches or plant leaves. Notice how they move.
  • Sit in silence
  • Do "Box Breathing" or "Roller Coaster Breathing"
  • Focus on your posture
  • Get hydrated
  • Start laughing. You might end up really laughing!
  • Lay under a weighted blanket or multiple blankets
  • Meditate
  • Write a list of gratitude
  • Book something to look forward to (e.g., hair appointment, weekend away, dinner date, Zoom call with friends)
  • Explore TedTalk
  • Rearrange a room in your home
  • Write a list of accomplishments
  • Sing your favorite song; old or new
  • Color coordinate your closet
  • Re-download an old favorite game or app
  • Write down your idea of the best morning routine. Try your best to make it happen!
  • Doodle
  • Proactively schedule "me time" throughout the week
  • Learn a simple magic or card trick
  • Look up affirmations
  • Clean out your purse and wallet
  • Go through Canva, GoogleDoc, etc and find a favorite font
  • Water your plants
  • Do a full dental clean (get your floss out!)
  • Listen to a new podcast
  • Learn a new skill on YouTube (e.g., how to change a light switch faceplate)
  • Organize your files on your desktop
  • Start dancing in your home - with or without music
  • Give yourself a massage (e.g., hand, foot, head)
  • Create a bucket list

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