Daily Archives: March 10, 2012

day 70.

Today self-care looked like getting lots of homework done so that I can actually relax on Sunday, treating myself to pho and an avocado shake, and laughing hysterically in bed with my platonic life partner (plp) instead of going out dancing. We made funny videos, came up with new abbreviations to use, and ate delicious ice cream together. The best.

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self-care ideas.

Finally got around to posting this, almost 2.5 months into the project.

An epic list, for reference:

  • go for a walk
  • take a bath
  • sing
  • dance in my room, naked if possible
  • listen to music
  • listen to shake it off
  • go dancing
  • give myself a manicure/pedicure
  • take myself out and get a manicure/pedicure
  • read for pleasure
  • call a friend
  • watch something funny on netflix or youtube
  • visit a friend
  • move your body
  • exercise
  • go skating
  • do yoga
  • stretch
  • swing on the swings
  • get massage
  • get acupuncture
  • get out of the house
  • nap
  • sleep in
  • eat chocolate
  • cook a meal just for myself
  • cook a meal for friends
  • cook with friends
  • eat ice cream
  • eat olives, bread, and cheese (call amithyst to do this with you)
  • eat pickled things
  • make pickled things
  • call your gramma
  • cook a recipe I’ve never tried before
  • go out to eat, especially thai, sushi, vietnamese, or lebanese
  • share food with someone
  • play with Biscuit, the tiny dog
  • pet a cat
  • spend time with the chickens
  • look at funny blogs such as: damn you, auto correct, when parents text, animals talking in all caps, etc.
  • watch animal videos online
  • watch an animal/nature documentary
  • watch any documentary
  • watch a children’s movie
  • watch the how to be alone video, again
  • watch the power of vulnerability video, again
  • watch inflate my heart with 1000 gushes of wind, again
  • watch dance movies, any and all, the cheesier the better
  • bake cookies
  • just bake in general
  • take myself to the movies
  • go to the soaking pool
  • go swimming
  • do water aerobics
  • drive to nature
  • walk in the woods
  • put my hands in the earth
  • go to the dog park
  • go to the coast
  • go to the river
  • play a game with a friend(s), cards, yahtzee, etc.
  • play a video game
  • buy cheap jewelry at forever 21
  • buy a hot outfit
  • do some internet dream shopping
  • do some actual internet shopping
  • have a photo shoot
  • get a haircut
  • make something with my hands: collage, embroider, knit, crochet, sew
  • make art
  • look at art
  • sew my own clothes
  • go thrifting
  • go to brunch
  • go to a flea market
  • learn a new skill
  • color a picture
  • go to a spa
  • go to a bookstore
  • buy a book
  • buy a piece of art
  • go to the tea house
  • go to a coffee shop
  • clean my room
  • clean my bathroom
  • clean out my closet
  • change my sheets
  • burn some palo santo
  • go to fat fancy
  • go to the nickel arcade
  • play pinball
  • visit a museum
  • visit an art gallery
  • meditate
  • take pictures
  • garden
  • read poetry
  • read a magazine
  • do some impromptu art
  • write letters
  • write things down that you like about yourself
  • write a love letter to your body
  • journal
  • draw
  • jerk off
  • have sex
  • buy new sex toys
  • take myself on a hot date
  • buy new shoes
  • make a list of things i’d like to do before you die
  • write a letter to someone who has made my life better and tell them why
  • buy myself flowers
  • order dinner in
  • say no
  • turn off the computer for a set amount of time
  • turn off my phone for a set amount of time
  • people watch
  • have a harry potter movie marathon
  • have a lord of the rings movie marathon
  • take a mental health day from work
  • have energy work done
  • read about astrology
  • do a tarot reading
  • tell myself “i love you”
  • go window shopping
  • have a game night
  • spend the day exploring portland, go places i don’t normally go
  • do absolutely nothing
  • wear something that makes me feel beautiful and confident
  • get a makeover at MAC
  • buy make-up
  • do a face mask/facial
  • have a pajama day
  • take a spontaneous trip
  • let go of belongings i no longer love or use
  • lay in the grass and watch the clouds
  • set intentions
  • take deep breaths
  • make wishes
  • go on a picnic
  • practice forgiveness
  • have an adventure day
  • hug someone
  • go stargazing
  • watch the sunset/sunrise
  • give compliments
  • give compliments to myself
  • rinse, repeat

What do you do for self-care?

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