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50 Powerful Self-Care Habits

Here’s what I’ve got for you. Not 10, not 20 but count em 50 totally awesome self-care habits designed to make your life better.

I really think most of us neglect it. But practising a bit of self-care can make a whole lotta difference to your life.

Because there are so many, I’m just gonna give them to you straight up. Enjoy, friends.

  1. Make your bed every morning. Proven to give you a sense of accomplishment and motivate you for the day ahead.

  2. Create a morning routine. It’ll set you up for a great day.

  3. Read. Aim for 10 minutes a day, to begin with, and you’ll soon be addicted.

  4. Buy fresh flowers every week. They’re guaranteed to make you feel better

  5. Stop procrastinating. Just get it done. Because done is better than perfect. And being proactive is a form of self-care.

  6. Essential oils. Pop some into a diffuser, dilute with a carrier oil and apply topically or use in a massage, add a few drops to your bath - each of these is designed to help with relaxation, stress relief, and can also provide respiratory benefits.

  7. Practice Gratitude. It hardly takes any time at all to think of three things you’re grateful for.

  8. Take a break from social media. A day, a week, longer if you can. My friend did it for a year and said it changed her life!

  9. Become more mindful of the things you say and do.

  10. Schedule in time to play. Goof around for a bit. Play is such an underrated stress reliever.

  11. Walk on the grass barefoot. Scientifically proven to up your well-being.

  12. Dry Brush. Our skin is our biggest organ – why don’t we treat it with more care.

  13. Connect with your partner. Before you get out of bed or turn the lights out – spend a few minutes just connecting.

  14. Buy a water bottle. And challenge yourself to drink 3 litres a day.

  15. Say no. Instead of locking yourself into a bunch of plans that you really don't want to do

  16. Stretch. Cos god damn it feels so good

  17. Get a massage, some reflexology, a facial -one of the easiest ways to practice self care as you just need to show up and let the spa do the rest

  18. Get 10 minutes of sun. For that much needed Vitamin D.

  19. Give someone a compliment. It’s amazing how showing others love has a two-fold effect.

  20. Take a nap. Because you take a Nappa, you don’t move to Nappa.

  21. Move to Nappa. Ha – of course, you can totally move to Nappa. Have you been there? It’s heaven on Earth.

  22. Treat yourself. Buy the shoes, the bag or the bling. A little bit of retail therapy never hurt anyone.

  23. Engineer a habit. Pick one, set a trigger and stick to it for three weeks.

  24. Plan an experience with your partner, friends, family. Guaranteed to have a good time.

  25. Celebrate small victories. No small feat should go unnoticed.

  26. Clear any negative energy. Either through Peppermint oil or selenite crystals.

  27. Do one thing at a time. Multi-tasking is so 2003.

  28. Journal. Because, we don’t ever really use a pen and paper anymore, and there’s something really nice about writing things out.

  29. Do a digital detox. You know, we all used to get on just fine without being constantly connected.

  30. Plan your week on Sunday. It makes the whole week flow much better.

  31. Engage in an activity that gets you into a flow state. Writing, skiing, knitting – you name it. If it makes you lose track of time, do it.

  32. Do something that scares you, every day. Great quote by Eleanor Roosevelt which we should all live by.

  33. Stop eating crap. Not necessary.

  34. Move your body. Even if it’s just 15 minutes a day. Your body will be grateful. And you’ll truly have a butt that won’t quit.

  35. Learn something new. A language, a skill, a hobby etc

  36. Light some candles instead of turning the lights on. Good vibes guaranteed.

  37. Have some alone time. It’s good for the soul

  38. Meditate. Because we could all be a little more zen.

  39. Remove any toxic people in your life. You don’t need em! Promise.

  40. Donate money to a charity of your choosing.

  41. Declutter your wardrobe. It is so cathartic.

  42. Delegate something you’ve been putting off for a long time.

  43. Go for a swim in the ocean. Scientifically proven that no one has ever regretted going to a dip in the sea.

  44. Holding something in? Let it out and have a good cry. Another cathartic gem.

  45. Ask for help. You don’t have to handle everything on your own.

  46. Watch the sunrise or the sunset. You won’t regret it.

  47. Be kind to yourself. Treat yourself as you would a friend.

  48. Create an evening routine that helps you relax in the evening. Read, reflect, have a bath etc

  49. Take your sleep seriously. Whether it’s 6,7,8 hours – whatever you need to perform at your best.

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