11 Simple Ideas for Indulging in Self Care This Sunday

Why is Self Care Important?

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Self Care is taking time out for you to take care of yourself. In our busy, high-paced, stressed-out lives, we’re always doing something – whether that means working, taking care of someone, running errands, or even hustling. Our lives are incredibly demanding – it’s never-ending!

Taking a step back to recharge and take care of ourselves is vital. Here are 11 Simple Self Care Ideas that will have you feeling refreshed!

Go for a Walk

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It’s amazing how refreshing a five-minute walk can be. Simply being outside is enough to give us a tiny little boost and help us recharge. Getting the blood flowing with a bit of exercise is an added bonus.

It doesn’t have to be a long walk. A quick stroll around the block works wonders for feeling refreshed and refocused. Give it a try!

Deep Breathing

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Taking a few minutes to focus on deep breathing is an excellent way to ground yourself. 

Start by closing your eyes and taking a full deep breath in. Slowly exhale, completely emptying your lungs. Breathe deeply like this for a few minutes, and I guarantee you will feel at least a tiny bit better.


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Another quick way to get some self-care in is to stretch. Stand up and reach for the sky! Then, try to touch your toes. Stretch out your back and your arms. It will give you a tiny boost of energy, and it’s good for the muscles too!


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Journaling is a great way to let all of your thoughts flow out of you. Sometimes we don’t even realize that we are holding things in until we start writing them down. 

Try journaling about gratitude to reduce your stress and obtain a better outlook on life. Write down three things you’re grateful for each day to acknowledge the good things you have in your life. It will work wonders to boost your mood. 

Pamper Your Face

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An exfoliating scrub can do wonders to help you freshen your day. Treat yourself to a quick cleanse. Finish off with your favorite moisturizer.

Your skin will feel fresher, you will feel reinvigorated, and as a bonus, it will help reduce acne and oily skin. 

Read a Book

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Pick up a book and read a chapter or two. Escape into a fantasy land and let go of the hustle of daily life, even if just for thirty minutes at a time. 


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When you’re meditating for self-care, it’s best to focus on Zen meditation. This method of meditating is all about clearing your mind and letting go of all your stress and worries.

Spotify has some great options for Zen meditation, but you can also buy some digital downloads on Amazon. Just 15-30 minutes of meditation can do wonders to improve your mood and increase your mindfulness. 

Go for a Jog

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Exercise is one of the best things you can do for self-care. I know, it’s hard, and it hurts, but it has tons of benefits. The most obvious one is the physical health benefits – burning calories, weight loss, healthy heart, all that jazz. But it has immense mental benefits as well. Working out releases endorphins, feel-good hormones that will help your mental state throughout the day.


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There’s a reason Adult Coloring Books are all the rage. Coloring is a great way to tune out the world and focus on something non-consequential. It may seem mundane, but you’re really giving your brain a break from all the stress and worry. 

Take a Bath

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A bubble bath is the quintessential self-care Sunday idea. The luxurious appeal of a warm, fragrant bubble bath can’t be overstated. It’s indulgent, relaxing, soothing, and the perfect way to unwind after a long week.

Go for a Hike

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Hiking is so much better than walking or jogging around your neighborhood. It combines the getting outside and exercising portion of both of those with being out in nature!

Physical activity is always good for the body, and being outside in nature does wonders for your emotional health. A walk through the woods has a way of making us slow down and appreciate the majesty of the world that we live in. Sometimes that is all we need for a boost. 

Watch a Guilty Pleasure Movie/Show

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Self-care can mean watching tv. It can mean indulging in a movie or tv show that you actually want to see, or something that’s just mindless entertainment. Sometimes self-care means taking the opportunity to check out, if only for a few hours. 

Indulge in Your Favorite Hobby

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Taking time for yourself can be about more than just relaxing. Self-Care also includes taking the time to do things that you love, and that make you happy. Use this time to draw in your sketchbook, knit a hat, or write a chapter in the novel you are working on. This type of self-care can lead to a sense of fulfillment and accomplishment that’s hard to find elsewhere. 

This might also be a good time to explore your passions and dabble in different creative hobbies. Perhaps you will discover something that you didn’t even know was missing!

 How Journaling Can Boost Your Mental Health

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Increase your health and wellness with a simple, low cost tool: Journaling. But don’t take our word for it. 

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Let Your Free Spirit Soar

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Are you a free spirit, forced to live in a little box by society’s constraints? Here are some tips for letting your spirit soar

Be True To Yourself

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Time Flies – Savor Every Moment

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They often say time flies, and that’s true. We’re often so busy we don’t even notice the days and years slip away. 

Yes Time Flies – But Here’s How To Savor Every Moment

37 Tips for Living Your Best Life

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