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  • Writer's pictureSamantha Coffin

Selfcare is Healthcare + Healthcare is necessary

Before diving in, join me in a D E E P breath.

Inhale 1 2 3 - HOLD 1 2 3

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How do you feel? Ready for more? Below, I have gathered 60 self care practices for you! Do the universe a favor, pick at least 1 to do every day!

BUT WAIT! ✋ Have you ever been told self care is selfish? Or, have you ever felt this way? Do you tell yourself, “I don’t have time for that”? ⏱

Well love, it is time for you to realize why you NEED to take care of yourself and how when you do, you’ll see the positive impact this has in E V E R Y aspect of your life. Don’t believe me? 🤨

Research from all over the world has proven that simply taking 10 minutes a day for yourself can lead to:

✔️ Stronger immune system

✔️ Increased positive thinking

✔️ Less susceptible to stress

✔️ Improved mental health

✔️ Increased happiness

✔️ Increase productivity + motivation

✔️ Better sleep

✔️ Improved self compassion

✔️ Improved relationships

✔️ Ability to recognize your true priorities

There are hundreds if not thousands of other ways to practice and remember, all you need is 10 minutes to make a difference in your day. 10 minutes a day. You can do that! I know you can!

60 selfcare practices:

  1. Make a DIY Face mask

  2. Soak your feet in some warm water, bonus if you can add epsom salts

  3. Massage your arms, feet or any area of your body

  4. Create a playlist of happy songs

  5. Take a nap

  6. Read a book

  7. Take a walk or a stroll in nature

  8. Try a new recipe with a new to you ingredient

  9. Have a dance party or karaoke night for one

  10. Wash your sheets and make your bed

  11. Make a sanctuary space just for you

  12. Go to bed early

  13. Use a foam roller on your tight muscles

  14. Grab some crayons or markers and draw a picture

  15. Call a friend you haven't talked to in a while

  16. Watch a hilarious movie

  17. Drink a cup of herbal tea

  18. Repot, rearrange and tend to your plants

  19. Write 10 things you love about yourself

  20. Give yourself a mani/pedi

  21. Create a bucket list

  22. Create a zen basket for stressful times with your fav things

  23. Put your phone on do not disturb

  24. Do a virtual yoga class

  25. Marie Kondo your closet

  26. Take a bath

  27. Bake a cake, cookies or something delicious from scratch

  28. Make yourself a fancy ass drink - be it a matcha or a margarita

  29. Get in your comfiest clothes

  30. Watch the sunrise or sunset

  31. Walk around your house with a donation bucket and fill it up

  32. Journal out whatever is on your mind

  33. Write a gratitude list

  34. Exercise

  35. Organize your junk drawer

  36. Go outside for a hike

  37. Rest in a hammock

  38. Diffuse essential oils or light a candle

  39. Gift something you already have to a friend like a book or a plant

  40. Unfollow accounts on social media that do not serve you

  41. Learn something new like playing an instrument or a craft

  42. Do a puzzle

  43. Create something, be it a vision board or a scarf

  44. Snuggle with your loved ones, including furry ones

  45. Call an older relative or mentor and listen to their stories

  46. Watch a movie with someone, even virtually

  47. Do a random act of kindness

  48. Send a letter to someone

  49. Write a poem

  50. Do a guided meditation

  51. Create a hygge space using natural elements and lights

  52. Pencil “me time” into your calendar

  53. Brush and floss your teeth without rushing

  54. Repeat your favorite mantra

  55. Give yourself the day off

  56. Take 3 really deep + slow breaths

  57. Say no to something that doesn't serve you

  58. Set a boundary

  59. Go on a picnic


We will leave you with this. Remember, an empty lantern provides no light. Self care is the fuel that allows your light to shine brightly.

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