107 Self care ideas that cost you nothing

107 Self care ideas that cost you nothing | Beanstalk Mums

No excuses ladies. Self care is a MUST. And you don’t need money to make yourself feel good. We have heaps of self care ideas that cost nothing at all.

Whether your idea of me-time is relaxing, running or rummaging through your wardrobe, check out our suggestions to help find your happy place.

SELF CARE IDEAS THAT COST NOTHING

SIMPLE SELF CARE IDEAS

  1. Get a good night’s sleep. SO important
  2. Feed your soul with healthy food
  3. Go for a walk and get some fresh air
  4. Read a book and escape to the storyline
  5. Listen to music that makes you feel good
  6. Listen to audio books and rest your eyes
  7. Drink plenty of water

SELF CARE EXERCISE

  1. Do yoga at home. Try the free plan from Yogaholics
  2. Walk a dog. Don’t have one? Borrow one
  3. Run, run, run
  4. Dance around the house
  5. Go for a bike ride
  6. Teach yourself to surf
  7. Swim in the sea or the local pool, just get in the water

Mum going swimming | Beanstalk Mums

    SELF CARE THAT JUST MAKES YOU FEEL GOOD

    1. Watch a movie that makes you laugh
    2. Masturbate with your favourite toy
    3. Eat your favourite comfort food
    4. Wrap your hands around a hot drink
    5. Clean your bed covers and enjoy the moment
    6. Do an act of random kindness
    7. Go to bed an hour early
    8. Have a heavenly lie-in
    9. Wear matching underwear
    10. Eat the kids chocolate
    11. Wear nice clothes

    BEAUTIFY YOURSELF WITH SELF CARE

    1. Deep condition and/or style your hair
    2. Give yourself a fake tan
    3. Have a nice hot bath with a bath bomb or Epson Salts
    4. Make a facemask and/or body scrub
    5. DIY manicure/pedicure
    6. Floss your teeth
    7. Burn some aromatherapy oils
    8. Have a shower that is twice as long as usual
    9. Give yourself a massage with a tennis call, like this

    BE AT ONE WITH NATURE

    1. Watch the sunset or sunrise
    2. Go on a nature trail
    3. Lie in the sun
    4. Do some gardening
    5. Have a picnic
    6. Pick flowers or foliage and arrange indoors (or press)
    7. Do some birdwatching
    8. Build a sandcastle
    9. Star gaze
    10. Watch the clouds move
    11. Go fishing

    Mum going fishing for self care

    SOCIAL SELF CARE IDEAS

    1. Meet a friend
    2. Go on a date
    3. Sign up for online dating
    4. Join Meetup
    5. Catch up with family
    6. Write a letter to someone far away
    7. Skype your bestie
    8. Join a charity

    SELF AWARENESS AND SELF LOVE

    1. Meditate using the free version of Headspace or Calm
    2. Practice gratitude
    3. Think only about what you are doing in the moment
    4. Do nothing
    5. Write a journal
    6. Start a memory jar
    7. Learn some mantras
    8. Write a list of five things you love about yourself
    9. Look through old photos
    10. Do some tapping (emotional freedom techniques)

    SELF CARE FOR THE DOER

    1. Minimize and unclutter .. your home, garden, mind
    2. Fix one thing that’s annoying you
    3. Do a free online course
    4. Rearrange cupboards and draws
    5. Learn something new .. a language, an instrument
    6. Make a vision board
    7. Plan your future
    8. Start a blog
    9. Bake your favourite cake or biscuits
    10. Sell stuff on Gumtree
    11. Organise your handbag
    12. Do one thing you’ve been procrastinating about
    13. Sort your finances, read The Barefoot Investor
    14. Write a poem
    15. Write a book (or ebook)

    Mum writing a self care poem | Beanstalk Mums

    CREATIVE SELF CARE

    1. Raid the kids art box and do their stuff
    2. Colour-in
    3. Sew, knit, croquet
    4. Play an instrument .. or try at least
    5. Create a play list on Spotify
    6. Create a collage
    7. Start a keepsake box
    8. Start some Pinterest boards

    SLIGHTLY OUT-THERE SELF CARE

    1. Rollerskate
    2. Blow bubbles
    3. Sing karoke or just sing at the top of your voice
    4. Say no
    5. Learn the Pitch Perfect Cup Tapping Song
    6. Turn OFF your phone
    7. Play a computer game
    8. Oxygenate naturally i.e. breath deeply
    9. Find a park and go on a swing
    10. Roll down a grassy hill
    11. Write a good review for somewhere you’ve been lately
    12. Unsubscribe from mail lists that annoy you

    LAST BUT NOT LEAST

    1. Play cards, try these one-player card games
    2. Change your screensaver
    3. Update your social media profile
    4. Do an online friend cull
    5. Book a check-up at the doctors
    6. Update your picture frames
    7. Take some selfies
    8. Do a puzzle, wordsearch or crossword
    9. Watch funny animal videos on YouTube

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