25 Best Self-Care Tips

25 Best Self-Care Tips

For anyone who’s looking for an excuse to treat yourself – here’s some good news, “me time” is actually good for you! Yep, you heard that right! Part of a healthy lifestyle includes investing in yourself in the way of self-care. Whereas neglecting yourself can make you feel more stressed, overwhelmed and run down.

So what is self-care? Self-care is any action or behavior that helps us avoid triggering health problems and benefits us by improving our mental and physical health through better self-esteem, less stress, and overall wellbeing.

Experts recommend taking 20 minutes out of your day for self-care. Our friends at Well Being Trust helped us come up with this list of some of our favorite best self-care tips.

1. Get more sleep
2. Eat food that makes you feel good.
3. Indulge in a “guilty” pleasure
4. Exercise in a fun or calming way.
5. Take a bath
6. Relax and detox in a suana.
7. Have a deep conversation with a supportive loved one.
8. Write your thoughts and feelings in a journal
9. Watch the sunset
10. Watch a favorite movie.
11. Go outside and take a walk
12. Plan an evening of rest: no to-do’s or rushing around
13. Turn on your favorite song (or playlist) and have a solo dance party
14. Practice yoga or meditate
15. Read inspirational quotes or stories.
16. Re-read a favorite book
17. Diffuse essential oils
18. Light scented candles
18. Get into bed early
19. Bake something
20. Buy yourself flowers
21. Start a gratification journal
22. Plan a stay-cation
23. Say no
24. Turn your phone off for a few hours
25. Do your nails or go get a mani/pedi

25 Best Self-Care Tips

25 Best Self-Care Tips

As always, if you have any other ways you practice self-care, we’d love to hear from you!

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Well Being Trust is a national foundation dedicated to advancing the mental, social and spiritual health of the nation. We aim to significantly reduce the personal, familial, social and economic costs of mental illness and substance misuse. To accomplish this, Well Being Trust is establishing and advancing a comprehensive agenda for policies, programs, investment, multisector engagement and other solutions to address the underlying drivers of disease and pain, so everyone can achieve their fullest potential for their lives.
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