31 Self-Care Activities, my go-to list!

Taking time for self-care is vital to our well being; making it a habit - a regular practice - can be a total game changer. There are certain self-care activities that I try to work into my every day routine, like drinking warm lemon water in the morning and fitting in a yoga session each day. But on the weekend or the occasional free time, I like to incorporate something extra.

Below is my go-to list of self-care activities. I keep it handy so that in those moments of free time, I can reference it and find something that works. Whether you have five minutes or an entire weekend, you're sure to find something on this list.

*This post contains affiliate links, which means if you click on anything and make a purchase, there's no extra cost to you but I get a small kick back, which helps fund this blog. Thanks for the support!



  1. Gentle Yoga - this Intro to Yin Yoga video is amazing!

  2. Read a new book.

  3. Watch your favorite TV shows.

  4. Go to the local coffee shop.

  5. Bake something - try a new recipe or an old favorite!

  6. Meditate - not sure how? Check out this book!

  7. Turn your phone off for 1 hour.

  8. Take a long, hot shower.

  9. Paint your nails or go get a pedicure!

  10. Deep condition your hair.

  11. Dance around the house to your favorite upbeat music.

  12. Go for a leisurely walk.

  13. Watch a funny movie or stand up comedy show.

  14. Make a smoothie (green power smoothies are my fave!)

  15. Go to the lake or beach.

  16. Watch the sunset.

  17. Write in your journal.

  18. Read something inspiring.

  19. Take a nap.

  20. Go for a drive.

  21. Eat at your favorite restaurant or get your favorite take-out.

  22. Stay in your pajamas all day.

  23. Have some warm tea (Chamomile is very calming!)

  24. Write a gratitude list.

  25. Make breakfast for dinner!

  26. Play cards.

  27. Write down 5 things you like about yourself.

  28. Eat chocolate.

  29. Listen to a funny or inspiring pod cast.

  30. Buy an adult coloring book & colored pencils.

  31. Write an empowering quote on a sticky note & put it on your mirror.


These are my 31 go-to self-care activities. Do you have any that aren't on this list? Share in the comments below!


Check out Yoga for Self-Care for some extra self-care inspo!