5 Super Simple Self Care Activities That Will Make You Feel Awesome

5 Super Simple Self Care Activities That Will Make You Feel Awesome | inexpensive, easy self care options that you can do in the comfort of your own home. Fantastic stress management, cardiovascular health, mental health, immune support and so much more. Includes options like mindfulness meditation, colouring, jump rope workout and dry brushing.

Hello Lovelies:

Looking to dive into a few new self care activities? Or are you just starting to make ‘you time’ a priority? I’m so excited for you! And I want you to know that self care doesn’t have to be expensive or complicated and it definitely doesn’t always need to take up hours of your time.

Whether you only have 10 minutes to spare or you’re looking for fun, simple self care options that you can do in the comfort of your own home this list is for you. Check it out:

5 Super Simple Self Care Activities That Will Make You Feel Awesome | inexpensive, easy self care options that you can do in the comfort of your own home. Fantastic stress management, cardiovascular health, mental health, immune support and so much more. Includes options like mindfulness meditation, colouring, jump rope workout and dry brushing.

Simple Self Care Activities That Will Rock Your World

You know what you deserve? A little TLC from one of the most important people you know – you. Yea, that’s right, you’re pretty freaking important and worthy of a ton of self care time. We often make time to shower everyone around us with love and attention, but it’s really easy to put our own well-being on the back burner.

How often do we really make time for ourselves? How often do we prioritize time to relax, unwind and feel good? If the answer isn’t “as often as possible” then we need to re-evaluate, because self care is about far more than bubble baths and massages. It’s about your mental and physical well-being darling. And that stuff is pretty important.

I know that we’re all pretty busy bees and sometimes the idea of making time for yet another thing (even if it’s you) can seem pretty daunting. But hear me out.

Self care is a form of self love, and that, my friend, is the foundation of a healthy lifestyle. When you love and care for yourself everything changes. We make choices from a loving place and do our best to protect and care for our own well-being as fiercely as we do for those around us.

And hey, making self care activities a priority helps to boost your confidence and self-esteem. It reminds you that your feelings and needs are just as important as everyone else’s. And it provides an outlet and an opportunity to de-stress and boosts our mood. Total win, right?

And it doesn’t have to be expensive or even require that you leave your home. There are tons of cheap and easy self-care activities you can easily tap into.

Here’s a roundup of 5 of my favourites:

Colouring and Doodling

Pencil crayons aren’t just for kids yo! Colouring is super simple (no major art skills required). And we have so many awesome options available to us. Intricate, entrancing mandala’s, holiday themed goodies… even colouring books based on your favourite novels are all hanging out at the bookstore waiting for you.

And it’s more than just fun an games!

5 Super Simple Self Care Activities That Will Make You Feel Awesome | inexpensive, easy self care options that you can do in the comfort of your own home. Fantastic stress management, cardiovascular health, mental health, immune support and so much more. Includes options like mindfulness meditation, colouring, jump rope workout and dry brushing.

Colouring helps:

  • Lower stress
  • Foster creativity
  • Increase relaxation
  • Create a better night’s sleep

And hey, even if you skip the colouring books all together and doodle instead, you’re still winning baby!

Doodling has quite a bit of goodness to offer too:

  • Helps you retain more information
  • Brings your ideas to life
  • Keeps you focused
  • Reduces Stress

This is something anyone can do. And a real wonderful form of self care for parents. Take a little time to colour while your kids do the same – everyone’s hanging out and happy and you’re getting your self care on!

Ready to give doodling and colouring a try? Here’s a bit more about why they’re so awesome.

Mindfulness Meditation

This is seriously one of the easiest self care activities there is, in theory. All you need to do is set aside 10 to 20 minutes a day, sit still and take a step back from the constant buzz of information we’re typically living in.

The purpose of mindfulness meditation is to focus the mind on the present moment. You can do this by focusing on a specific thought (like a mantra) or simply paying attention to your breathing. You can also focus simply on your body and its surroundings, centering your mind on your senses and the present moment.

But the funny thing is, as easy as it sounds, meditation can also be pretty damn hard. In a world where we are constantly bombarded with information and tackling a never ending to do list, being in the present moment can be pretty freaking difficult.

5 Super Simple Self Care Activities That Will Make You Feel Awesome | inexpensive, easy self care options that you can do in the comfort of your own home. Fantastic stress management, cardiovascular health, mental health, immune support and so much more. Includes options like mindfulness meditation, colouring, jump rope workout and dry brushing.

But the good news is, practice makes perfect.

Mindfulness meditation is free and requires no equipment or investment. Anyone can give it a go and the more you do it the easier it will become.

And there’s tons to gain

Meditation can:

  • Help to reduce anxiety
  • Increase your focus
  • Support your immune function
  • Help to foster a healthy blood pressure
  • Breed empathy

Does this self care option feel right for you? Great! Let’s talk more about how meditation works and how to get started. You’ll definitely feel better for it!

Jump Rope Workout

You’re probably thinking “this girl’s self care activities include a ton of childhood games”. Heck yes they do! There’s a lot of goodness that you totally shouldn’t leave in the past, jump rope and colouring included. This one is a fantastically easy way to have fun and get a good workout (which is a total win in my books).

But here’s what you get when you enjoy a jump rope workout:

  • Amazing cardiovascular support
  • Healthier bones
  • Improved balance, coordination and flexibility
  • Tonned muscles

Jump ropes are super cheap, easy to bring literally anywhere and require little skill to master. And did I mention it’s super fun? It’s basically workout heaven! If you’re feeling it, let’s learn more about why jump ropes rock and what they have in store for you.

Do Nothing

5 Super Simple Self Care Activities That Will Make You Feel Awesome | inexpensive, easy self care options that you can do in the comfort of your own home. Fantastic stress management, cardiovascular health, mental health, immune support and so much more. Includes options like mindfulness meditation, colouring, jump rope workout and dry brushing.

This is probably the weirdest of the self care activities on the list, but hear me out… today we tend to exist in a constant state of go, go, go. Which is why meditation is a totally awesome option (and definitely a form of doing nothing). But there are other ways to relax and do nothing that can totally benefit you. A relaxing bath, daydreaming, time sitting in your back yard soaking in the great outdoors… whatever form of doing nothing is right for you, do that!

We all need to disconnect and relax sometimes. And it’s an easy thing to forget to do. But we are not meant to be in a constant state of doing; your brain needs a break from time to time.

Doing nothing is good for:

  • Reconnecting with ourselves
  • Reflecting and examining thoughts and emotions
  • Increasing attention span and focus
  • Breeding creativity

We all indulge in this one sometimes, but it’s actually a really important thing to prioritize. Doing nothing is sometimes the best thing that you can do for yourself.

Into adding ‘doing nothing’ to your to do list? Let’s talk more about it right here.

Dry Body Brush

I love this one because it’s awesomeness is two fold. Dry brushing is amazing for your skin and a great way to exfoliate. A dry brush will loosen up your dead skin cells and sweep them away, leaving you with gorgeously soft skin. And dude… if feels amazing. Awesome, right?

But this is also a fantastic time to work on self love and shush your inner mean girl. Because in order to get the most out of dry brushing, you gotta get naked. Dry brushing really forces you to get in touch with your body and focus on areas we often hate on, like our thighs, butts and stomachs. It’s the perfect opportunity to pay attention to those areas and be kind to yourself.

Try to combine dry brushing with positive affirmations while you focus on areas you normally hate on. Things like “I am beautiful”, “I love and honour my body”, “I accept myself as I am”. It may be strange at first, but after a while it will help to change your perceptions about yourself and your relationship with your amazing, beautiful body.

What’s in it for you when you pick up a dry brush?

  • Self love and body positivity
  • Boosted confidence and self-esteem
  • Lymphatic and circulatory support
  • Soft, smooth skin

Down to give it a go? Here’s how you can get started.

Now it’s your turn! What simple self care activities would you add to the list? Anything you’re excited to try? Let me know in the comments below.

Health and love,

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Thought of the day: My own well-being is a top priority – I am worthy of the same love and care that I give to others.

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18 Comments

  1. Oh I love when I have the chance to just do nothing!! My favorite part of the day is when everyone goes to sleep and I can just lay around and do nothing. I also love driving without any music or the radio and just clearing my mind. Great suggestions!!

    1. I’m so happy you love them too Molly! Doing nothing is so freaking wonderful 😊. I’m so glad you make that a priority too. I hope you have the chance to do nothing very soon ♡. And that you and your family have a lovely Holiday season!

  2. I love the list. Wonderful reminders, especially that self care is not all about massages lol. I would add maybe doing puzzles of some sort, crosswords, sodoku, cardboard puzzles. Gives the brain a different way to think plus strengthens it.

    1. Heck yea! Self care doesn’t need to be anything extravagant or expensive 😊. Those are all awesome forms of self care ♡. And I love that you mentioned the two fold goodness of puzzles. It’s all win. Hope you get to sit down to some soon.
      Happy Holidays!

  3. Excellent ideas!! I love colouring and doodling. Everyone needs to take time for themselves!! Such a important thing and great resolution for the new year!!

    1. I’m so happy you think so too Debbie! And that you’re own team colouring/doodling. Such a great way to unwind 😊. Hope some colouring books find their way to you in the New Year!
      Happy Holidays ♡

  4. When I was really struggling with PPA, I found coloring to be so relaxing. And, puzzles. They both require concentration but are mindless at the same time so you can kind of let your brain concentrate on that while just relaxing. Meditation is amazing too. I love this post- so many good suggestions. We all need a little TLC sometimes. PS why is dry brushing better than just scrubbing in the shower? I always wonder!

    1. I’m so happy you found such great forms of self care to help you through such a difficult time. I’m glad you’re feeling better ♡. Having simple go tos to help us relax is so important and can really be a god send! When my Graves Disease flared up last meditation, colouring, painting and arm knitting really helped me. I’m so grateful for them!

      As for dry brushing, there are a couple reasons why it’s different than simply exfoliating in the shower. The first is because water makes our skin plump, which actually causes it to shed fewed dead skin cells. We can avoid this and exfoliate more efficiently with a dry brush. Dry brushing is also typically a longer process and is usually more like a massage, aiding in circulation and benefiting the lymphatic system more than the quick job many of us do in the shower. This of course depends on how someone does it (starting at the feet, working on circular motions etc.)

      However, some people find that their skin is too sensitive for a dry brush and since water and soap can act as a lubricant, exfoliating might be a better option for them 😊.

      You may very well have inspired a future post gorgeous! Thank you so much for asking! I hope you and your family enjoy a magical Holiday season 💙

  5. Doing nothing is the best, it’s really is one of the best self care activities. Thank you for all the ideas, taking more ‘me time’ and not feeling guilty about it is on my 2018 list of things I want to accomplish 🙂

    1. That is one awesome resolution! You are so worthy of you time and totally shouldn’t feel any guilt what so ever ♡. Here’s to making nothing a priority whenever we can hun! And to a happy 2018 😊

  6. I agree with your list. I don’t know about the dry brushing. I do pencil drawing when i am super stressed out and have meditated on and off this year. The do nothing for me is equivalent to sleeping or laying on the couch in front of the tv for a few hours. 🙂

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