Self-Care Checklist

You’ve probably heard about it, but do you do it? Are you running yourself so thin that you’re exhausted and overwhelmed? Or are you on of the few people taking care of yourself? Self-care is becoming more and more popular because we need it for our mental and physical health. Read more about What Is Good Self-Care, and Why You Deserve It or see my self-care checklist below with many ideas on how to take care of you.

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Here are a few quotes about it to give you a better understanding.

“The practice of taking action to preserve or improve one's own health.” (Definition)

“Self-care means adopting a mindset that makes your physical and mental health a priority. It shows in behavior like getting enough sleep and eating well, and in many other aspects of life.” (Brickel)

“The practice of taking an active role in protecting one's own well-being and happiness, in particular during periods of stress.” (Definition)


  • Make sleep a priority
  • Improve your gut health
  • Exercise daily
  • Eat healthy
  • Say no to others and yes to yourself
  • Take a mini-vacation
  • Get outside
  • Get a pet
  • Get organized
  • Read a book
  • Take a relaxing bath
  • Meditate
  • Take a break
  • Write in your journal
  • Go cloud-watching
  • Take a different route to work
  • Goof around
  • Dance
  • Listen to music
  • Sing in the shower
  • Unplug for an hour
  • Stretch
  • Go for a run (or brisk walk)
  • Take a nap
  • Help someone in need
  • Do a foot bath
  • Get a pedicure/manicure
  • Get a massage
  • Make a gratitude list
  • Garden
  • Sew, quilt, or crochet something
  • Write a poem
  • Rearrange the furniture
  • Color
  • Declutter
  • Read a magazine
  • Do a puzzle
  • Listen to a podcast or audiobook
  • Forgive someone
  • Unfollow ‘toxic friends’ on social media
  • Bake something for fun
  • Buy some flowers for yourself
  • Go see a movie
  • Put on a homemade face mask
  • Sleep in a couple of extra hours
  • Use aromatherapy
  • Watch funny YouTube videos
  • Have a Netflix day
  • Watch the sunrise or sunset
  • Celebrate a little victory
  • Create a vision board

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Self-care looks different for everyone, so choose which ideas work best for you and take a little time and do them! Comment below with any other self-care ideas that you do.


Definition of self-care in English. Retrieved from

Brickel, Robyn. What Is Good Self-Care, and Why You Deserve It. Retrieved from

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