15 Super Easy Self Care Activities

Free and Fast Self Care Tips for Busy People


What can you do to show yourself a little more love today?


If answering this question has you completely stumped, we’ve got you covered. Here are 15 super easy self care activities you can add to your life based on how much time you have available, starting right now.


1. Go for a leisurely walk


Even if it’s a quick 5 minute stroll around the block, movement and fresh air are never a bad idea.


2. Take a power nap


If you have the freedom to take a nap without setting an alarm clock, even better.


3. Read a book


Online articles don’t count. Grab a book you’ve been dying to read and immerse yourself in the story.


4. Color in an adult coloring book


Coloring can be surprisingly soothing and relaxing. There are tons of adult coloring books available these days, so pick one up from your local bookstore and give it a go.


5. Take the word “should” out of your vocabulary


Saything things like “I should…” and “I shouldn’t…” take a toll on your mental well-being. Ditch the unrealistic expectations and improve your life in the process.


6. Give yourself a manicure, pedicure, or face mask


You don’t need to take a trip to the salon for some pampering. Bonus self care points are in order if you can do all three.


7. Do some gratitude journaling


Writing down the things you’re grateful for is an awesome way to boost your mood and refocus your mind on all the good things in life.


8. Turn up the music and dance like no one’s watching


There’s nothing quite like a dance party for one. Put on your favorite playlist, crank up the volume, and dance around the house without a care in the world.


9. Take three deep breaths


Even if you’re busy, there’s still time for self care. Simply take three deep breaths to focus your mind and body — breathe in through your nose and exhale through your mouth, focusing on lengthening the exhale.


10. Stretch it out


Whether you have time for a full yoga class or can only spare a few minutes, release tension in your body with some much-needed stretches. If you’re not sure how to stretch, start by reaching your hands up to the sky.


11. Take a bubble bath


Baths feel downright indulgent, and they’re a fabulous way to show yourself love.


12. Step away from your screens


Shut the laptop, put your phone down, and give your eyes a break from screen time.


13. Indulge in your favorite food


What’s your favorite food? Whether you love sweet or savory snacks, grab whatever you’re craving and enjoy it mindfully and without guilt.


14. Get in a great workout


Running, weight lifting, rock climbing… however you like to workout, making time for fitness has tons of mental and physical health benefits.


15. Call someone you love


Pick up the phone and call an old friend or family member. Social connection is so important, and you’ll feel rejuvenated after connecting with someone you love.


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