Self-Care Ideas

 

  • Take a bubble bath or a hot shower.
  • Listen to music that you enjoy.  Experiment with using different kinds of music to influence your moods.
  • Go for a walk.
  • Work out.
  • Call or make plans with a friend or family member.
  • Go to a comedy show.
  • Go to the beach.
  • Sit outside.
  • Watch a movie or TV.
  • Read a book.
  • Journal. (See Journal Exercises.)
  • Make a collage.
  • Read a magazine or tabloid.
  • Practice yoga – at a class, with a DVD, or on your own.
  • Open up the curtains and let in some light.
  • Buy a plant for your room.
  • Take up a new hobby.
  • Make yourself comfortable- cuddle up on the couch or in your bed.
  • Make yourself a cup of hot tea or cocoa.
  • Make or buy your favorite foods.
  • Get a professional massage or trade massages with a friend.
  • Ask a friend for a hug.
  • Give yourself a spa day – homemade facial, manicure, and pedicure.
  • Play a game with a friend or on the internet.
  • Clean your room/house.
  • Go shopping.
  • Visit an animal shelter.
  • Do some deep breathing.  Breathe in deeply to the count of 4, hold for the count of 2, breathe out for the count of 4, and hold for the count of 2.  Repeat until you are feeling more relaxed.

 

 

 

 

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