25 Daily Self Care Ideas to Improve Your Life

I think most of you know by now that I’m a huge self care promoter.  And quite often when I talk to people about their own self care, I learn more and more that people often see their self care as needing to be way more complicated than what it actually should be. Too often people tell me that they don’t have the time to take proper care of themselves – but I have two young kids, a husband, own a house and run a business that caters to all of North America, so if I can find the time to take optimal care of myself, I know that you can find the time, too!  Self care is not selfish, it’s vital to your happiness and, in turn, the happiness of those around you.

You see, self care is simply doing things for yourself that you enjoy.  It’s about putting yourself first for a small window of time each day (hey, trade it up for the time you spend on social media every day), and filling your own life with happiness so that you have the energy, patience and happiness to take care of those around you.

Self care does not have to be a weekend away at the spa (although experiencing that is always nice).  Self care can be quite simple, and can (and most definitely SHOULD) be done every single day.

To simplify your self care, I have written a list of 25 very simple, easy-to-implement self care ideas that you can do daily to get you off to a good start this year.

In fact, I challenge you to choose one self care activity from this list each day for the next 25 days.

  1. Go for a walk in nature, or stand outside for 10 minutes alone and breath in some fresh air
  2. Massage your face
  3. Colour or draw a picture – this has very strong, meditative benefits
  4. Take a long, warm bath
  5. Nourish your body with a vitamin-packed smoothie
  6. Call (don’t text) a friend and family member who always makes you feel good
  7. Go to bed early
  8. Research something you’ve been wanting to learn about
  9. Do something kind for someone
  10. Declutter a room in your house
  11. Close your eyes and take ten slow, deep breaths
  12. Write your feelings down in a journal
  13. Lift some weights
  14. Treat your hair to a nourishing mask
  15. Take a nap
  16. Read an inspiring book
  17. Drink a glass of cucumber and lemon water to hydrate and detoxify your liver
  18. Say “no” and do not feel guilty about it
  19. Listen to your 5 of your favourite songs and sing your heart out
  20. Eat some fruit and veggies
  21. Watch a movie from your childhood
  22. Pray and/or Meditate
  23. Ask for help with something you’ve been procrastinating
  24. Listen to a motivational podcast or TED Talk
  25. Unplug from technology (or at least social media) for 3 straight hours, although a full day is a lot more ideal if you can do it

I hope that these self care ideas help you add more self care, self love and happiness into your life.


About Rachel Devine

Rachel Devine is the founder and skin care formulator of R Devine Organic Skin Care. With a passion and deep understanding of the skin from the inside-out, Rachel goes against beauty industry standards to treat the skin from a holistic, whole-body approach, with focus on the nervous system and lymphatic system in particular. Rather than forcing the skin to act in unnatural ways like most skin care lines, R Devine Skin Care supports the skin's natural processes. The skin is the body's largest organ and it's important to respect that. Rachel is also a certified breathwork coach and guided meditation teacher. She believes the mind-body-soul alignment is vital for both skin health and overall full body health.