70 ideas for self care that you can easily do while grieving.

70 Self Care Ideas For When Your Grieving

Odds are, if you’re reading this you’ve heard of the term self care. But do we really know what it is?

What Is Self Care?

Self care is the other side of living a healthy life. Living a healthy life isn’t all about dieting, healthy meals, & exercise. You have to take care of yourself.

I know I did a better job of this before I had kids & got married. Then I started to put everybody else’s needs before my own.

Then there are those times when life happens & I completely forget that it’s important to take care of myself. Specifically when I loose a loved one. I get so caught up in how I feel about them & my grief that self care isn’t even a thought.

And, here’s the thing, if you’re like me whenever I think of self care I tend to feel guilty. I think why am I spending this time on me when I could be doing something else. Comforting someone else.

Have you ever had that thought?

But guess what, without caring for yourself you’ll run yourself into the ground.

All of the healthy eating & exercise will go to waste. Both your body & mind need time to just be. No deadlines no rush, just be.

Taking care of you is just as important as cleaning the toilet.

Think of it as an oil change for your spirit, mind, & body.

70 easy self care ideas to add to your routine.

Self Care Activities

These self care activities range from free to creative to at home & everything in between. Pick at least 1 to do at least twice a month.

  1. Plant a garden (indoor or outdoor)
  2. Take a bath
  3. Get a massage
  4. Get a manicure or pedicure
  5. Read a book
  6. Do an art therapy activity
  7. Go to the movies
  8. Talk a nature walk
  9. Baking
  10. Practice photography
  11. Get a facial
  12. Cook a new recipe
  13. Take a fitness class
  14. Learn a new dance
  15. Color
  16. Go out with friends
  17. Take on a hobby
  18. Try acupuncture
  19. Get a body wrap
  20. Listen to music
  21. Start a journal
  22. Do something off of your bucket list
  23. Purge your closet
  24. Go to a store & try on clothes
  25. Try martial arts
  26. Write down at least 2 good things that happened that day.
  27. Turn off all technology for a day
  28. Do something nice for somebody else
  29. Take a cooking class
  30. Attend a wine & design painting class
  31. Go to karaoke night 70 simple ideas for self care that you can do.
  32. Go skating
  33. Meditate
  34. Do yoga
  35. Go to an arcade
  36. Have a picnic
  37. Visit a zoo or aquarium
  38. Make a mixtape
  39. Start positive affirmations
  40. Go cloud or star gazing
  41. Learn a new board game
  42. Create a birdhouse
  43. Build with Legos
  44. Visit an animal shelter
  45. Go canoeing
  46. Fly a kite
  47. Sit by a body of water
  48. Sing
  49. Binge watch a TV series
  50. Get your hair done
  51. Take a fun class at a community center or community college
  52. Attend a sporting event
  53. Try a new restaurant
  54. Go to a wine tasting
  55. Do a history tour of your town
  56. Drive to a nearby city & explore
  57. Skip rocks
  58. Call a friend
  59. Volunteer
  60. Go thrifting or antiquing
  61. Have a date night
  62. Sit outside & just sit
  63. Take a nap
  64. Go camping
  65. Play on a playground
  66. Watch a sunrise or sunset
  67. De-clutter somewhere in your home that’s been bugging you.
  68. Take a nap
  69. Decorate cookies or cupcakes
  70. Go through old photos

Start adding time for you on your to do list!

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70 Ideas for self care that you can easily add to your routines.