Lori Lori is a work-at-home mom of three living in Noblesville, Indiana.

I don’t know about you, but as a mom of three there are days (like, every day) that I need a little bit of self care. After years of devoting every bit of myself to my kids, I decided it’s time to pour a little bit of that energy back into taking care of myself – there are so many easy ways to be healthier today! While I still work part-time out of the home and also work from home, it’s a little easier to squeeze in that “me” time now that my two oldest are in elementary school and my youngest attends Pre-K four days a week.

Anyway, here are a few of my favorite self care ideas to try when I feel the urge to do something (not too extravagant) for myself so I can feel my best. Hope this helps you!

30 self care ideas

  1. Go to sleep earlier so you feel refreshed the next morning
  2. Stretch or do yoga
  3. Walk on the treadmill because exercise is always good
  4. Allow yourself to sit down and read a book
  5. Take a warm bath with some bath salts or bubbles
  6. Deep condition your hair
  7. Paint your nails – a little DIY mani or pedi is always a good way to make you feel better
  8. Do a foot mask so you can say goodbye to dead skin
  9. Exfoliate your skin
  10. Drink a lot of water – you can add some sliced cucumber or lemon to make it more fun
  11. Put the phone away so you can focus on things other than social media
  12. Burn a candle
  13. Get a massage
  14. Invite a friend to dinner so you can enjoy some company
  15. Write down a list of the things you’re thankful for, big or small
  16. Call your mom, sister, aunt, grandma or daughter
  17. Do something kind for someone else, even if it’s as small as giving a compliment or holding the door for someone
  18. Take a walk and get some fresh air
  19. Play with your pet (if you have one)
  20. Say no to things that don’t serve your best interests
  21. Stretch
  22. Laugh
  23. Listen to your favorite music
  24. Learn something new, like knitting or tennis
  25. Journal whatever is on your heart
  26. Take a guilt-free nap
  27. Eat some fruit or a tasty salad or try this low-calorie oatmeal banana muffin recipe
  28. Watch a good movie
  29. Experience something new
  30. Donate to a cause or charity that is dear to your heart
I love these self care items like bath salt, a foot mask and nail polish.
Self care items: Bath salts, nail polish and a foot mask.

This list of 30 self care ideas and activities can help you ease stress, feel better about yourself, improve your mindset and better your health. Add these simple self care habits to your routine, even of your busiest days, so you can love yourself more. Remember that old saying that you can’t pour from an empty cup – and how true that saying is.

Category: Moms