If you’ve ever wondered what is self care, it’s a little bit like following the safety instructions on an airplane: put your own air mask on first before assisting others. Or, more clearly: it’s easier to take care of others if you make sure you’re taking care of yourself. It’s important to be there for your loved ones, but if you run yourself ragged doing it while ignoring your own needs, you won’t be much help to anyone. That’s why these self care ideas are a little more all-encompassing than what you might be used to.
We definitely think it’s important to treat yourself once in a while (just check out the last few ideas on this list!), but self care is about more than that. It’s about making time to be healthy, find a little peace, and take care of what needs doing. Check out our list of nine self care ideas and activities to get inspired.
Because sometimes self care activities mean getting the job done.
Takeout is great, but learning how to cook a healthy meal at home is going to help you more in the long run. Meal kits take out the stress of shopping, while helping you practice your skills in the kitchen. Remember to save your favorite recipes!
Once your basic to-dos are out of the way, create moments of stillness to help clear your head.
Self care is all about balance, which means of course there’s room to treat yourself, too!