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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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