60 Best Self-Care Ideas For Stress Relief.

60 Best Self-Care Ideas For Stress Relief

Are you in a bad mood? It’s okay, we all have bad ways when we feel unmotivated and in a bad place mentally. When I’m having a bad day my favorite thing to do that boosts my mood is to practice self-care.

I think that self-care is so important and there are so many different ways we can practice self-care and self-love that we sometimes don’t even recognize or think about.

So, here are 60 self-care ideas for when you are in a bad mood.


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60 Self-Care Ideas

  1. Make a healthy meal from scratch.
  2. Journal and write down five things you’re grateful for.
  3. Stretch or do yoga.
  4. Learn about something new.
  5. Enjoy a warm drink and be present.
  6. Deep clean your house.
  7. Read a book or two.
  8. Go for a long walk.
  9. Have a movie night.
  10. Have an at-home spa session.
  11. Use social media less. – social media can cause you anxiety, check this post out.
  12. Declutter your home.
  13. Meditate.
  14. Take a slow, hot shower or bath.
  15. Reflect on your values.
  16. Express 3 things you are grateful for.
  17. Disconnect from screens.
  18. Question your limiting beliefs. – negative thoughts can cause you serious stress.
  19. Schedule time for yourself.
  20. Take time and create ( or evaluate) your morning and evening routine.
  21. Dance to your favorite music.
  22. Listen to your favorite playlist.
  23. Take a nap.
  24. Exercise.
  25. Get at least 8 hours of sleep.
  26. Go to bed early.
  27. Write out a list of things you love about yourself.
  28. Set goals for the week, month, year. – if you want to accomplish them, check out this post.
  29. Sleep in a little extra.
  30. Cook a new meal.
  31. Watch the sunrise.
  32. Watch the sunset.
  33. Cuddle with your pet.
  34. Try something you are afraid of.
  35. Start a new hobby.
  36. Stop trying to people please.
  37. Write out what’s on your mind.
  38. Call someone you love.
  39. Listen to a motivational podcast.
  40. Light up your favorite candle.
  41. Sing at the top of your lungs to your favorite song.
  42. Read before bed, with a cup of hot tea.
  43. Bubble bath. – bubbles, candles, and relaxing music.
  44. Paint your nails.
  45. Eat your favorite meal/ dessert.
  46. Drink plenty of water. – 8 cups as a minimum.
  47. Try a DIY project.
  48. Make crafts.
  49. Organize your closet.
  50. Sit and relax watching YouTube videos.
  51. Or watch your favorite series on Netflix.
  52. Bake a cake.
  53. Get some sunlight.
  54. Play board games with family and loved ones.
  55. Take care of your skin.
  56. Pinpoint sources of stress.
  57. Play video games. – or mobile, if that’s your thing.
  58. Go for a car ride, alone. – loud music, and open up your windows. I treat it like my own therapy session, it’s just special.
  59. Reflect on your accomplishments.
  60. Practice acupressure. – for anxiety relief, check out this post.

Don’t put off making time for yourself! Start today! Check out one of my favorite online shops! There are workbooks for anxiety, sobriety, self-care, and more! You can get yours here.

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