35 self-care tips from people like you!
On July 24, 2019, Kids Help Phone celebrated International Self-Care Day with an Instagram Q&A. We asked the community, “What do you do for self-care?” Here, we share a collection of the self-care tips we received from people just like you. Check out their suggestions for inspiration and new ways to practice self-care in your daily life!
- “It’s hard for me to take care of myself so the best thing that helps me is to shower :)”
- “Watching YouTube, music, spending time alone, I don’t really know to be honest”
- “Go to the gym or do pilates, read, go for a long walk while listening to music, take a really hot bath”
- “I head down to my local bakery and have a little treat there 😊🍩”
- “I paint! It’s euphoric and meditative. And it’s relatively cheap/affordable.”
- “I disconnect from online platforms and exercise :)”
- “Listening to comedy podcasts such as The Comedy Button”
- “I take my dog for a walk”
- “I stretch! It helps my body know it’s time to relax”
- “I bake or draw, drawing actually helps me get into a focused mood along with a calm one”
- “I spend time with my hamster 🐹 and go for a bike ride/walk in the nature when it’s sunny”
- “Making sure I am listening to my physical needs (esp body cues – they tell us so much!)”
- “I listen to music, write, draw, watch YouTube and talk to friends :)”
- “I eat healthy and do some sports”
- “Play guitar and sing. Let it all out!!! ❤”
- “Baths can do wonders to relax the mind, I try to take one whenever I need me time.”
- “Quiet reflection time to write, every morning.”
- “I write down how I’m feeling and why and then draw it while listening to music”
- “Gym. Read. Dog snuggles. Bubble bath.”
- “Talk to my online friends or draw what I’m feeling!”
- “Play with my neighbor’s black kitty”
- “Go for a walk :)”
- “Taking a shower, cleaning my room or going outside… Making sure I take care of myself, etc.”
- “I make edits :)”
- “Hammock time”
- “I take care of my appearance and get out into the world”
- “I do stuff even when I feel low and reward myself by having a night of fun”
- “Paint miniatures and listen to music!”
- “I watch Netflix, listen to music, take a bath and do some meditation”
- “Sleep! And do something calming like drink tea and draw.”
- “Video games with my friends!”
- “I just go on daily runs and make sure I have proper hygiene.”
Practicing self-care can help you be kind to your mind, body and spirit and take time for YOU! If you’d like more self-care tips or support, you can always contact Kids Help Phone.
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