Top Self-Care Idea Lists of 2019

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Have you searched for new self-care activity ideas lately? When I first published this article back in 2016, there were about 17,900,000 results on Google. In 2018, there were 23,400,000. Any idea how many there were today? 344,000,000!

There are countless ways to practice self-care, and that number will likely continue to grow.

Once again, I’ve scoured the web to find the best of the best when it comes to self-care idea lists. Here’s what I found:

1. Living Upp still has the longest and most comprehensive self-care activity list available on the web. In 2016, I completed a yearlong self-care challenge, and for 366 days straight (hello, leap year!) I tried out a new activity and then blogged about it. You can read about all 366 of my self-care experiments in my eBook here.

2. Good Therapy has an exceptional list. And #10? What a great way to start the day by helping others!

3. Perfection Pending’s self-care list is geared toward busy moms who are “too tired for a girls’ night out.” (I can relate even without kids.) Here’s a sneak peek: “Replace every ‘I should….’ with ‘I can do if I feel like it, but I don’t have to.’

4. If you need a good laugh, Life After Tampons offers a playful take on self-care for women. (Buy any new underwear lately?)

5. Confident Life gives 20 examples of self-care activities that can be completed in just 10 minutes!

6. MindBodyGreen lists 15 ideas to try when everything seems impossible. I love how self-compassionate #7 feels.

7. Travel Well Magazine offers a few self-care ideas as well. As difficult as #4 can be, sometimes it just needs to be done.

8. Caregiver Wellness has a lengthy list of 86 ideas. (After all, sometimes we really do just need a cookie.)

9. Elite Daily suggests 11 ways to practice self-care that don’t cost a dime. (Also, I learn something new every day because “box breathing” was a new term for me!)

10. Tiny Buddha lists 45 self-care practices for a healthy mind, body, and soul. #7 comes soooo easily for me!

I hope these lists give you a few ideas for incorporating more self-care activities into your busy life.

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