27 Ways To Practice Self-Care
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27 Ways To Practice Self-Care

Because sometimes you just got to put yourself first.


Like many people, my life is insanely busy, and can get overwhelming sometimes. There are classes to go to, group project meetings to attend, readings to finish, friends to catch up with, parents to call, laundry to get done, and about a million other things that need to get completed right now. In times like these, it is easy to forgot about taking care of ourselves, mentally, physically. We may be taking care of our homework and our loved ones, but what about us? Sometimes, you have to be selfish. You have to make yourself a priority. Because if you don't, you'll eventually find yourself drained, burned out, and just plain unhappy. Practicing self-care on a daily basis is an essential component of a happy life. Here are just a few ways that you can practice self-care:

1. Translate your feelings and thoughts to paper

2. Go get a manicure or pedicure

3. Watch at least one episode of your favorite show on Netflix

4. Order a meal at your favorite restaurant

5. Take a long bath or shower

6. Rant to a loved one

7. Get crafty

8. Bake something delicious

9. Draw or color

10. Have yourself a movie night

11. Take a walk

12. Buy yourself something you've wanted for awhile

13. Take a drive

14. Practice yoga

15. Pet an animal

16. Take a walk

17. Clean and organize your room

18. Chill at your local coffeehouse

19. Volunteer your time to a cause you're passionate about

20. Read a good book

21. Cook yourself a fancy meal

22. Enjoy a day in bed

23. Experiment with makeup and hairstyles

24. Look through old photos

25. Make a playlist of your favorite songs and listen to it

26. Disconnect from social media or your phone in general

27. Enjoy the outdoors

So for the next time you feel stressed, overwhelmed, tired, or unhappy, ask yourself: have I practiced any self-care today? Make sure to treat yourself and be your own best friend, especially when life gets hectic.

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