50 Quick and Easy Ways to Practice Self Care for the Busy Woman

Life is wild. I get it. Your dishes are piled up, you’re behind on work, your kids are running circles around you like savages and your hair has been in a bun since 1997. How in the world is it possible to find the time and energy to focus on yourself and practice self care?

Self care ideas

I’ve put together 50 quick and easy additions to your life to always keep your happiest and healthiest self in check, even during your craziest days.

  1. Wake up early and enjoy the quiet
  2. Stretch for 15 minutes
  3. Drink hot water and lemon
  4. Plan your day
  5. Spend 20 minutes reading a book or magazine
  6. Cuddle with your children or pets
  7. Bake something
  8. Write in a journal
  9. Declutter a room
  10. Watch your favorite TV show
  11. Take a bath
  12. Go for a walk or sit outside
  13. Drink a yummy protein shake
  14. Start a new craft project
  15. Write a loved one a letter
  16. Watch videos of puppies and/or babies
  17. Do your make up for fun
  18. Meditate or practice healthy breathing
  19. Turn music on and dance or sing along
  20. Cook something you’ve never made before
  21. Get your camera out and take beautiful photos
  22. Practice an instrument
  23. Map out your goals and make a plan
  24. Go somewhere for a coffee
  25. Practice mindfulness
  26. Clean out your closet
  27. Call an out-of-town friend
  28. Check out a new blog
  29. Listen to your favorite album from start to finish
  30. Write a short story
  31. Read one of your favorite children’s books
  32. Pick up your favorite food for lunch
  33. Lay out in the sun and soak up some Vitamin D
  34. Go country-cruisin’
  35. Have a glass of wine or two
  36. Listen to an inspirational podcast episode
  37. Read one or two chapters of a book you’ve been meaning to read
  38. Practice yoga with your kids
  39. Take a selfie
  40. Pop a bottle of champagne with a bestie
  41. Go to the gym
  42. Write or doodle in a journal
  43. Try a new workout
  44. Use a face mask
  45. Be playful with your significant other
  46. Treat yourself to something you’ve had your eye on
  47. Fill out your planner for the week
  48. Find and watch an old movie or show you liked as a kid
  49. Take a long bath
  50. Remind yourself of your worth with affirmations

We all know how important self care is, but most of us think we don’t have the time for it. All of these ideas can be done in 15 minutes or less (and most of them in under 5!).Self care ideas

Practice self careIf you think the mom life has you too busy, just think of how beneficial it could be for you AND your kids to practice self care strategies together. You will set them up with healthy habits for the rest of their life. If work is getting in the way of your routine, just remember how much more productive you could be by practicing self care every day.

It’s time you make yourself a priority. Let me know in the comments what things you incorporate into your day to stay happy and healthy.

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