25 Self-Care Tips And You Don't Have To Spend A Dime!


With so much information out here on self-care and wellness and people being bombarded with ads to buy a product or service to feel well, I felt it was my duty to share some ways to take care of yourself that are absolutely free. After all, self-care doesn't have to cost a thing. It is up to us to identify what may or may not work for us and sometimes having a list to reference is helpful.

Check out the list below, pin it, share it, and comment. If you have other ideas for self-care, let me know and I'll update this list.

  1. Dance it out by listening to your favorite ‘get pumped’ song

  2. Take at least five minutes to breath

  3. Meditate or take a yoga class

  4. Get 30 minutes of exercise

  5. Use essential oils like lavender or peppermint in a diffuser or sprayed on your pillow to aid in relaxation

  6. Take a mental health day- use those sick days! That's what they're there for

  7. Enjoy nature by taking a walk or hike. Nature has healing vibes.

  8. Enjoy a favorite meal.

  9. Listen to a podcast

  10. Read a book

  11. De-clutter your space. That always helps me to think better

  12. Take a bath or shower

  13. Light a scented candle

  14. Call a friend up and have a conversation

  15. Give yourself a massage or ask your partner or kid for a helping hand

  16. A good cup of tea or coffee. These items are always in my cabinet.

  17. Take a short drive

  18. Give yourself a manicure or pedicure

  19. Scalp massage

  20. Donate items you don't use

  21. Volunteer at a local shelter, school, or church

  22. Challenge your brain with a word find, Sudoku, or crossword

  23. Color or draw

  24. Hug. Give or accept one or give yourself a hug!

  25. Journal