Taking a bath or a shower. Adding bubbles or a cup of bath salts to your bath can be relaxing. If that’s too much energy, wash your hands and face and wipe down the rest of your body.
If you have any pets, spend time with them. Take them on a walk around your neighborhood. A little exercise for you and your pet never hurt. It always helps me feel a little better.
If you’re hungry, find yourself something to eat. Comfort food is the best. Maybe try baking cookies. You always deserve to eat.
If you can, clean your room or house. You don’t have to deep-clean it, all you need to do is organize a little bit.
Listen to some music. Dance, if you want.
Start listening to a podcast. I am currently loving My Favorite Murder.
Partake in one of your hobbies. I like to write, photograph and read. Even if you’re incredibly low energy, there can be something to do.
If you’re exhausted, take a nap. It doesn’t need to be very long or anything. You deserve to rest.
It’s good to talk to friends or if you have the energy to, get on FaceTime and have coffee with them.
I find it therapeutic to do my makeup. I sometimes get creative and watch a You tutorial on a new look.
Take a walk on the beach. The sand between your toes and salt water against your skin is personally my favorite form of self-care.
Get crafty. Make something you always wanted to DIY. Maybe it’s that floating shelf you have always wanted or painting old pots that are laying around in your backyard. Pinterest is my favorite go to place to find DIY inspiration.
Writing a journal of your thoughts. Spill all of your thoughts onto paper or a word document. Even if your thoughts are scary, it’s therapeutic to do this.
You deserve to put your needs first. It’s not selfish, it’s survival. You’re a beautiful person, and deserve to do things that make you feel better.
Wanting to feel good is not a bad thing.