Self-care is all the rage these days, and for good reason – it works! I find that with some of these DIY daily self-care ideas, I have helped both my mental and physical health, and it has made me much more productive!
BUT… it’s really hard to turn that into a habit!
So I’ve put together some fun and easy DIY ideas, so you can make self-care into a habit!
Plus, if you’re looking for some extra help with your self-care, I have some free self-care worksheets that you use that will help you stay on track and incorporate self-care into your daily life!
Idea #1: Self-care popsicle sticks
When you feel like you need a bit of extra self-care in your day and don’t know what to do (this can actually be the hardest part), just pull from a jar filled with popsicle sticks that have self-care ideas written on them!
You can choose from the 100 self-care ideas!
My favourite self-care activities to include are:
- Going on a walk
- Cooking a healthy comfort food meal, like mac and cheese with broccoli, peas, and onions!
- Calling a friend for a quick chat!
- Having a shower and putting on a luxurious smelling moisturizer!
- Putting on an essential oil diffuser and reading a book!
You can also just use pieces of paper if you don’t have popsicle sticks, not a big deal!
Idea #2: Coloured paper clip habit tracker
One of my favourite self-care ideas that you can do daily is to simply track your habits with paper clips!
It seems simple, but humans LOVE visual cues, and will give you a little hint of dopamine every time it sees more paper clips in the jar!
Soon enough, you’ll make caring for yourself a habit – which will improve your mental health and energy, as well as offering tons of other benefits to your life!
Idea #3: Money jar self-care habit tracker
Just like the one above, this self-care activity will give you an even bigger reward – money!
Which you can then use to get yourself a more luxurious self-care treat!
Idea #4: Journaling ideas for daily for self-care
I love to journal, I think that it’s a great way to unlock deeper emotions and get all your feelings out!
I have so many free journaling exercises and I also have some articles that link to them!
Idea #5: DIY your own fun self-care habit tracker!
Use your creative skills to make an online or paper habit tracker!
Things you can track:
- Cups of water
- Daily exercise
- Mood (to see how all of these things affect your mood)
- Outside time
- Time with friends
- Making your bed
You can get my super cute self-care tracker here for free!
Idea #6: Sticky Note Daily Self-Care/Daily Self-Love Affirmations
Keep a stack of sticky notes on your desk and write different self-care ideas or positive affirmations!
Pull one off each morning as a fun way to start your day! Bonus if you stick it somewhere you can see on the daily, it will make it more fun!
Idea #7: Create a Self-Care Space for Yourself
It can be as simple as creating a safe little cove for yourself in a corner of your room, but having a space where you can read and be safe and happy can make a world of difference!
Try adding fairy light, a salt lamp, a nice cushion, and a soft blanket! You’ll feel happy and cared for every day!
I love finding ways to incorporate more self-care into my life and to make it a daily habit!
Do you have any self-care activities that you love? I’d love to hear them!