17 Ways You Can Practice Self-Care When You're Stressed

Let's be honest, we often get sucked into the busy aspects of life. For example, work, school, families, and living up to expectations that we forget ourselves. Self-care is basically things you do and at that moment remember yourself and actually feel better about life.

Self-care can be applied to EVERY AREA FOR YOUR WELLBEING, whether it’s physical, mental, spiritual, work-wise, social, everything.

A self-care routine is a must for everyone but calling it a routine seems like something that will disrupt your daily routine and therefore waste your time, self-care can be as simple as a 4-minute reflection while taking your morning coffee, it doesn’t have to be tasking, and it’s all something you can do without even thinking. Here are 15 ways you can practice self-care, even while reading this.

Remember self-care is to make you feel better and make life easier for you!

P.S. we added a few lazy things so you won’t feel overwhelmed. 

Here are 17 ways you can practice self-care, even while reading this.

  1. Take a shower: A cold shower preferably to ease your muscles, reduce tension and take off your stress

  2. Take a walk: Whenever you're feeling stressed, anxious, anything, walking helps and apparently it gets your blood flowing to your brain and other parts of your body so it’s really good for your mental health and calms you down.

  3. Make a gratitude list of things you’re grateful for, they are millions but all you need to think of is 2-5 and you’ll feel a lot better

  4. Breath: Sure you breathe every second but do it intentionally, feel the air go into your lungs and out, being mindful at it makes it feel a lot better and calms your body down

  5. Talk to a friend: Whatever state you are in, there are a lot of things you can do to make it feel better, and one of those is taking that burden off your chest, get someone you trust and have a conversation, even if you don’t find the solution, getting heard and listened to is all it takes to feel good, to feel that you matter

  6. Call people: There are times when overthinking and everything in life gets into your head that we forget the people around us, it happens to all of us. In the strive to make things better, put reminders and call the important people in your life, even if it’s just to say hi.

  7. Look at the stars: Looking at the starts is a form of reflection for a lot of people, wondering what makes the universe, appreciating its beauty, is all it might take for you to see the good.

  8. Sleep: This should be everyone’s favorite, taking daily naps is something we should all be doing but since work times and life doesn’t allow that, anytime you can, even if it’s just for 20 minutes it helps feel better it eases midday headaches too

  9. Swim: Swimming is a great de-stressor, the calming, cooling effect of water is a great way to cool off after a stressful day.

  10. Meditate: Meditation is a really great tool, you can feel better instantly, you can increase your confidence instantly, and you can do whatever. When you meditate you detach from everything around you making you think of your life and getting everything in focus again

  11. Watch TV: When you are in a rut, a great way to unwind is to watch TV. Dim the lights, get popcorn and take the mind of your life for a few hours.

  12. Listen to a song: A lot of people listen to music when they are stressed, since music expressed emotion, finding the right song and just thinking of the lyrics will do the trick in the world again

  13. Sleep early

  14. Wake up early

  15. Eat something healthy

  16. Clean up

  17. Call a loved one

#daretobegin #justbeginmag

DISCLAIMER: We are not licensed, therapists. You should not rely on this information as a substitute for, nor does it replace professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. If you have any concerns or questions about your health, you should always consult with a physician or other health-care professional.


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