40 Self-Care Techniques

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Self-care is an important thing that we often overlook. Explore these 40 tips and suggestions to find ways to dedicate time to self-care in your life. 

  1. Schedule time for a morning/evening care ritual in the morning and evening.
  2. Make some time to practice daily prayer and gratitude.
  3. Make time for lunch and meal breaks, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
  4. Focus on enjoying your meal.
  5. Turn technology off, don’t try and multi-task.
  6. Declutter and organize your home and work environment.
  7. Practice extreme self-care weekly as a non-negotiable.
  8. Make a checklist with your favourite self-care practices and tick them off as you complete them throughout the week.
  9. Keep a journal to explore your thoughts and feelings for the day.
  10. Practice daily meditation and/or yoga.
  11. Prepare your meals for yourself the night before.
  12. Schedule lunch out with a friend when you can.
  13. Make time to call your friends.
  14. Take time out to design your life just the way you want it.
  15. Find an exercise that you thoroughly enjoy and do it several times a week.
  16. Surround yourself with other supportive and growing people.
  17. Say “no” to more things.
  18. Do one thing every week that scares you. Challenge and grow yourself—you’ll feel better as a person and your confidence will soar.
  19. Take time out every evening to reflect on the day—what worked, what didn’t work, what will you do differently tomorrow?
  20. Drink water every single day.
  21. Alkalize your diet by adding green juices and green vegetables to it.
  22. Turn off your computer and your phone every night by a certain time. No peeking!
  23. Sleep in a pitch-black bedroom.
  24. Start your day with warm water and lemon.
  25. Create a list of activities that are fun and exciting. Commit to doing 2-3 every weekend.
  26. Schedule your self-care at the start of the week. Commit to your schedule.
  27. Make your holiday/vacation planning fun by letting your imagination explore different possibilities.
  28. Appreciate the time you have to yourself.
  29. Make an effort to create a buffer time (30 minutes to 1 hour) in your schedule so you’re not rushing from one thing to another.
  30. Regulate or eliminate tasks that drain your energy.
  31. Take your time to read and think through your emails that need a proper response.
  32. Focus on achieving in all areas of your life, not just in your business or career.
  33. Pay attention to fun, your health, romance with your partner, friends, and spiritual development.
  34. Take time out every evening to think about and plan the following day.
  35. Take yourself to the park to read an amazing book and enjoy some fresh air.
  36. Buy yourself something amazing after accomplishing something amazing.
  37. Keep a clean house—no dishes, clothes put away, clean living area, and so on.
  38. Catch up on things you have put on the back burner.
  39. Make time to rest.
  40. Recognize and celebrate your accomplishments.

These 40 tips were based on content found in 40 Self-Care Techniques to Rejuvenate and Restore Yourself from Lifehack