25+ Self Care Ideas for Bad Days

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When bad days strike, it’s nice to have a list of self care ideas you can pull out to help make things a little better, or even to proactively keep up with self care so you feel better in general.  Here are 25 self care ideas for bad days. 😃  Feel free to bookmark this page for future reference!

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When it comes down to it, self care and self love aren’t selfish – they’re actually an essential part of living a happy and healthy life. Here are a bunch of ideas!

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  1. Take a bubble bath.  Try making some homemade bath bombs or a DIY sugar scrub for a fun DIY self care project.
  2. Read a good book
  3. Read a personal development book
  4. Read a fun magazine
  5. Have a solo dance party
  6. Listen to songs for depression
  7. Listen to songs for anxiety
  8. List 10 things you’re grateful for
  9. Play with a pet
  10. Try a guided meditation
  11. Play a board game
  12. Watch the clouds
  13. Stargaze outside
  14. Take three deep breaths
  15. Unfollow negative people on social media
  16. Unplug from technology for an hour
  17. Do a legs up the wall yoga pose (you just lie down on the floor next to the wall and put your legs up vertically on the wall)
  18. Take a cat nap
  19. Watch a funny movie or TV show
  20. Wear your pajamas all day
  21. Say positive affirmations. Related: 19 Ideas for Positive Affirmations
  22. Get dressed up for no reason 😃
  23. Drink a glass of water
  24. Declutter three things from your home.
  25. Do some journaling or drawing

Which self care ideas are you going to try? 🙂

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Self care is an important part of taking care of your mental health, but things like getting a massage or facial are pretty expensive. Instead, here are 17 more inexpensive ideas for self care.

If you’re on a budget, you probably want to still add self care to your life without breaking the bank.

And ultimately, self care doesn’t have to be about going out and getting a spa treatment or just having a bubble bath – sometimes self care is simply saying no to something you don’t like or setting the right boundaries in your life.

Self care is an important part of taking care of your mental health, but things like getting a massage or facial are pretty expensive. Instead, here are 17 inexpensive ideas for self care.

17 Inexpensive Ideas for Self Care

Self care isn’t about being selfish but about taking care of yourself so you don’t get burned out or overwhelmed by the stress of life.

Self care is even more important when you’re busy or caring for other people, even if it feels like you don’t have time for it.

As they say, you can’t pour from an empty cup, so that means you need to make time – even if it’s just a few minutes – to simply take care of yourself.

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1. Watch an inspirational documentary
2. Watch your favorite show on Netflix
3. Watch a funny video on Youtube
4. Play with a pet
5. Color or do art
6. Go to the park
7. Meditate
8. Take a bubble bath or treat yourself to a homemade sugar scrub
9. Go on a nature walk
10. Lounge around in bed one day
11. Sleep in late
12. Drink a green smoothie
13. Move your body or have a solo dance party
14. Play with slime or a stress ball
15. Dress up for no reason
16. Listen to uplifting music. Try this: Songs to Make You Happy
17. Read a good book

What ideas are you going to try? 🙂

Inexpensive Ideas for Self Care
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