20 Best Self Care Tips

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When life is stressful and problems start appearing, it's good to take a moment to take care of yourself. Practicing self-care is like practicing self-love. You do things that are good for your mind, body, and soul. You take care of your health and wellness. You take care of your body. Self-care gives you the time to get away from all the unnecessary stress and drama that everyone else gives you. Remember to think about yourself first and do things that are healing for you. Do what makes you feel happy, that's very healing.

Here are some of the 20 best self-care tips that I've been doing in my life in the last 5 years.

1. Eat healthy.
You are what you eat. Listen to what your body wants. Consume nutritional foods of fruits and vegetables in your body. They have plenty of vitamins and minerals that your body needs to stay healthy. Be good to your body and your body will be good for you. Give your body fruits and vegetables and your body will stay healthy for a very long time. Your body appreciates you for keeping it healthy.

2. Exercise.
It's abnormal to not move your body the whole day. It doesn't matter what type of exercise it is. Whether it's jogging, doing yoga, dancing, workout, or play sport as long as you're using your body. You gain energy from using energy, as my brother once told me. You'll feel so much better after exercising. You're less annoyed.

3. Say no to others.
If something feels uncomfortable and not right for your soul, then say no. Trust your intuition. Don't be influenced by other people's constant pressure. Stand up for yourself and say no to something that'll harm you and say yes to something that'll heal you. Saying no to an uncomfortable plan is healthy and very healing. It means you protect your soul.

4. Light a candle.
Lighting a candle in the evening is cozy and brings a sense of peace and tranquility. It's the gentle light from the candle that brings a mood of relaxation in the room.

5. Read a book.
If you can't travel, then you can travel mentally by reading a book and escape into another world. You can read a fiction book or a self-help book that'll help with your personal growth and self-esteem. Either way, find a good book as you end your day relaxing on the couch and transport into another world through the book.

6. Drink tea.
There is nothing cozier than drinking tea in the cold season. It's a good self-treat after coming home from a long day of work and school. Some tea flavors have benefits of relaxation and gives you a good night's sleep. Treat yourself with a cup of tea.

7. Take a walk outside.
Get some fresh air. Take a look at other people. Look at dogs and cats on the streets. Breathe that fresh air. Move your body. Be healed by nature. Look up at the beauty of the sky.

8. Practice affirmations.
Wake up every day and speaks nice words to yourself. That's a way to take care of your self-worth. Tell yourself that you look beautiful today. Tell yourself that you'll have the best day of your life. Tell yourself that you deserve love and appreciation. Tell you're that you're awesome.

9. Meditate for 10 minutes every day.
Thoughts can come and haunt us with negative words. You are not your thoughts. Remember that. Work and school will stress you so much that you forgot what it's like to be mentally quiet in the present moment. Take 10 minutes to find a comfortable position and quiet your mind for 10 minutes. Put some relaxing music on, if it helps you to concentrate. Meditation helps with productivity, focus, and concentration. You'll feel less stressed out and less annoyed at the smallest things.

10. Write in your journal.
Use your journal as a way to write about whatever you want. Use it to write your thoughts down and keep the journal private for yourself only, if you feel like it. Write about what you can do better next time. Write down things you love about yourself. Write down the qualities you want in a partner. Perhaps write down the things you love about your current partner. When it comes to finding ideas as to what to write about, then just be creative. Just play with it.

11. List things you're grateful for. 
When life becomes grey and you feel worthless, then start to list down things you're grateful in your everyday life. Who do you appreciate in your life? What are you grateful for that makes you happy? Is it your pet? Your partner? Your friends? Your family? Think of anything that you're grateful for and write it down. It doesn't matter if it's big or small.

12. Take a break from your phone. 
Social media can affect you badly. It can stress you out with all the text messages and calls you're receiving. The sound of ringtone triggers you to be on your phone. You scroll down on your Instagram and see how everyone is living their life to the fullest. It's time to put your phone down. Take a break from it. Don't look at your phone the whole day. Try it as a challenge, and see how you feel at the end of the day. Have a focus on the real world for a while. It's a good way to relieve your stress.

13. Drink water every day.
Drinking water has many benefits. It's natural and pure from nature. Drink at least one glass of water every day. Your eyes will become brighter. Your skin will look more clean and beautiful. The taste of cold, fresh water is amazing. It detoxes and purifies your inner body.

14. Get plenty of sleep. 
Get plenty of sleep and you'll be the sleeping beauty. Sleep is good for your soul. It's a way to get away from the world and have peace for 8 hours. You need that peace. Your body needs rest and peace or else you won't be productive the whole day.

15. Place flowers in your room. 
This is mainly for women, as it's a  girly thing. Give your room great energy and a beautiful vibe by placing a flower in your room. Smell the beautiful scent of the flower.

16. Have a hobby that makes you happy.
Do what makes you happy. Having a hobby that you're passionate about is healing therapy for your soul and spirit. Life becomes a little bit more valuable when we have a hobby we're passionate about. It gives us a reason to live.

17. Listen to happy music.
Having a bad day? Turn up some upbeat, happy song on and start dancing. Raise your vibration higher up. You could also just turn on peaceful, relaxation music that brings you in a good mood.

18. Do grounding.
Walk barefoot in nature and at the beach. Ground yourself to the Earth. Feel connected to the Earth. It improves your health and increases your vibration. It reconnects you to the Earth electronically. Earth helps to charge you up by grounding.

19. Watch funny videos.
Watch ridiculous, funny, wholesome videos that'll make you laugh till your stomach hurts. Laughing is healing. Laughing is therapeutic. Laugh makes you live longer and gives you a glow in your skin.

20. Treat yourself with new clothes.
Spoil yourself a little bit once in a while. Shop clothes that show the best version of you. Treat yourself. Buy clothes that give you a boost of confidence and value.

I hope these tips are useful for you and let me know if you practice self-care in other ways that I haven't mentioned in this article. Share what you think about this article. What helps you to feel better?

Treat yourself. Spoil yourself. Take care of yourself. Remember to relax once in a while.

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