“Self-care is so important. When you take time to replenish your spirit, it allows you to serve others from the overflow. You cannot serve from an empty vessel.”
-Eleanor Brown

Self-care is any practice or anything you do to be good to yourself. It’s the act of being kind to yourself. It’s when you understand that your personal resources are running low so you pause and take time to replenish yourself with love, attention and care.

Beyond just feeling good, benefits of self-care include:

  • Increased productivity
  • Improved resistance to disease and immunity
  • Enhanced self-esteem
  • Better self-knowledge
  • Giving compassion and more to others

While self-care can take place over an entire day or weekend, we are also strong believers in finding small, daily pockets of joy that illuminate your days.

Types of self-care include: sensory, emotional, spiritual, physical and social.


  • Cuddle under a soft, lush blanket
  • Go outside into nature – to the beach, forest, mountains, park, etc. – and smell the fresh air
  • Watch a candle or fire flicker
  • Feel water on your skin during a soothing hot bath or shower
  • Connect breath to movement
  • Listen to music while laying down, with your eyes closed
  • Sit in the warmth of the sun
  • Walk barefoot in the grass or sand to ground yourself and connect with the earth’s magnetic field
  • Essential oils are known mood enhancers
  • Stop and smell the flowers
  • Pet an animal


  • Write in a journal
  • See a therapist
  • Spend time with a friend or loved one who understands you
  • Allow yourself to cry
  • Freely laugh
  • Sing out loud to your favorite songs


  • Mediate with consistency or maintain a mindfulness practice
  • Attend a service at your place of worship
  • Read poetry
  • Walk in nature and reflect on the beauty of Gaia
  • Begin a gratitude practice or list
  • Say affirmations
  • Connect with your inner child


  • Move your body in a way that feels good to you
  • Dance
  • Do yoga
  • Take up Tai Chi
  • Learn breathing techniques
  • Do cold thermogenesis
  • Block blue light
  • Join a class
  • Eat nourishing foods


  • Make a lunch, dinner or coffee date with a good friend
  • Reach out to someone you haven’t seen in a while
  • Consider joining a group of likeminded people
  • Avoid socializing with people who undermine or disempower you
  • Strike up a conversation with someone interesting
  • Simply smile at a stranger

Create Magic:

  • Play with paint either with brushes or your hands
  • Draw, sketch or color inside or outside the lines
  • Write poetry or a song
  • Design something from your imagination
  • Learn a new craft or skill
  • Make jewelry for yourself or others
  • Craft custom candles
  • Weave baskets for storage, decoration or everyday use
  • Play a musical instrument or come up with lyrics to a song

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