21 Self-Care Practices for 2021

I am not fond of resolutions because they never seem to stick. Is January 1st the only time a person can refresh and reboot? Hopefully not! Rather, I’d like to think of them as micro resolutions or even better, self-care practices. Self-care is a word that has been thrown around a lot these days. What are you doing for self-care these days? How are you practicing selfcare? When I think of self-care, I am guilty of imagining a person on a yoga mat. Indeed, selfcare can most definitely include yoga and other holistic practices. However, self-care is not a one size fits all model. The following are twenty-one self-care practices that are rather comprehensive. Please feel free to add your own in the comments sections!


1. Exercise: Including but not limited to: -Yoga -Pilates -Swimming -Hiking or going for a long peaceful walk -Bike riding

2. Massage therapy

3. Go for a drive in your car just to get out of your house

4. Give your pet a bath

5. Cook your favorite dish or meal

6. Adult coloring books

7. Sleep late or take a nap

8. Invite a friend to come over

9. Call a friend or family member

10. Watch a movie

11. Learn a new language

12. Visit a museum or art gallery

13. Get involved in your place of worship

14. Plant a garden

15. Learn how to knit or sew

16. Take photographs

17. Read a new book/Join a book club

18. Make a list of ten things you are good at and hold on to it when you are feeling down or upset

19. Sign up for an online class that you are interested in

20. Listen to upbeat. happy music

21. Work outside

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