50 Simple Self Care Practices for a Healthy Mind, Body and Soul

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Self-care is not limited to your physical health; rather, it’s about your overall wellbeing, including mental and emotional health. “Sound mind in a sound body” – and a sound soul is what you should remember when practicing self-care.

Revisit your self-care schedule and include these small activities.

  1.  Give rest to your brain; do nothing for at least 5 minutes.
  2. Do one thing every day that pleases you, like singing.
  3. Meditate, it relaxes your mind and refreshes your thought process.
  4. Pay attention to a routine task, such as eating your meal.
  5. Get some plants for your home office or workspace.
  6. Close your eyes and think of all the good things ever happened.
  7. Surround yourself with your loved ones.
  8. Start giving compliments; it spreads positivity.
  9. A glance at the sky, cloud-watching relaxes the mind.
  10. Walk on the grass and watch greenery for two minutes.
  11. Goofing around for a bit won’t do much harm.
  12. Take the “unconventional” route sometimes, listen to your heart.
  13. Fix that drawer, which is annoying you for so long.
  14. Scratch off the lurkers from your list
  15. De-clutter your wardrobe, redesign your old clothes
  16. Take a different route to work, go on your cycle
  17. Doing certain things in the same fashion can be helpful
  18. “Block,” the negativity from your life and social media accounts.
  19. Challenge yourself and step out of your comfort zone.
  20. Go in the “airplane” mode for at least half an hour.
  21. Include breathing exercises in your regime.
  22. Take the stairs in the morning instead of the elevator.
  23. Walk or jog for a few minutes to stay fit.
  24. Examine different parts of your body to detect health issues.
  25. Dancing is a great therapy that keeps you fit and happy.
  26. Drink 12-15 glasses of water each day.
  27. Eat a balanced nutritious diet.
  28. Brush and floss your teeth every day.
  29. Pamper yourself, wear your favorite top/shirt
  30. Keep your skin moisturized
  31. Laughing is therapeutic, watch a comic film, or read a comic book.
  32. Inhale fragrant smells; it improves your mood.
  33. Soak up the sun for at least 10 minutes.
  34. A quick can make up for your sleep loss.
  35. Own a pet, if you don’t have one already.
  36. Explore the natural beauty around you.
  37. Catharsis is important, talk to yourself
  38. Maintain a diary and reflect upon each day.
  39. Help people be kind.
  40. Bring a smile on others’ faces; it’s the best feeling.
  41. Don’t hesitate to ask for help.
  42. Paint, spread colors on the canvas.
  43. Find what you are good at and polish that skill.
  44. Take a break and go on vacation.
  45. Spend time with children; their company makes you forget all the worries.
  46. Connect with the positive people.
  47. Become an active listener.
  48. Count your blessings.
  49. Take pride in your accomplishments.
  50. It’s never too late to make a new start, incorporate at least 5 of these activities in your schedule.

This list is not exhaustive, nor does it mean you should do all of these things immediately. A great way of incorporating new things into your daily life is to create routine. Pick 2-3 things from the list, and find a way to incorporate them regularly into your schedule. This will help them become natural to you, so you self-care and personal nurturing becomes second nature to you.

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