25 Daily Self Care Ideas to Improve Your Life

Self care is so much more important than most people realize. I recently wrote a blog post about my own self care experience over the past couple of years and how it has truly changed my life.  I wrote this blog post in hopes to inspire people to start taking better care of themselves.

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. Scrub your body with this DIY Body Scrub
  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. Give yourself a Facial
  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. Exfoliate your skin
  16. Read an inspiring book
  17. Drink a glass of cucumber and lemon water
  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. Give yourself a DIY Pedicure
  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 start 2018 off right so that you can add a whole lot of self care, self love and happiness into your life this year.

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About Rachel Devine

Rachel Devine is an award-winning holistic aesthetician and the founder of R Devine Skin Care. She strongly believes in the importance of self care, self love, and taking a full holistic approach to skin care - taking care of yourself from both the inside and out. Rachel is a wife, a mom to two cuties and loves spending time out in nature.