April 30, 2020

51 Self-Care Ideas To Deal With a Bad Day (2020)

51 Self-Care Ideas to help you cope during tough times. Especially now, during the Coronavirus Pandemic.

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Today, as the month of April comes to an end, I am sharing with all of you 51 ways of self-care and self-love that will give you a much needed boost a this time. We all have our bad days and good days and these self-care ideas are sure to help you cope whenever you are having a tough time.

2020 is proving to be quite a challenging year and the year of upheavals. So it is quite natural to have bad days and feel low during such a time.

Before I share with all of you these easy and fun ways of self love & care, I want to write something on this topic.

What is Self-Love/Self-Care?

Self- love means doing what is best for yourself. It does NOT mean being too proud or having a superiority complex. Infact, it’s the opposite.

Self-love keeps you humble because you know your own pluses and minuses and acknowledge that you are imperfect. Those who are vain do not love themselves since they seek validation from others & have not yet come to terms with their own imperfections. Those who are self-assured and love themselves, don’t really need any external validation.

The most important thing I have realized is that self love doesn’t mean having no self-accountability and making excuses for yourself. Making excuses also means you don’t love yourself enough to do what is needed. While it is very important to be kind to yourself and compassionate with yourself, it is also important to differentiate between being kind to yourself and making excuses Examples: I’m gonna skip my class/session/work/ meditation/workout today because I don’t feel like it. I’m going to buy myself those expensive shoes even though I know I should save that money, etc. Guys, this is not self- love. I learnt this after making some mistakes, but I have realized that self-love means inclusion of self-accountability as well.

Self love & self accountability go together. Self love and self care mean doing what you NEED and NOT just doing what you WANT. Self love & care mean knowing and doing what is best for yourself, even when it may seem tough to do at the moment. In order to know what is best for you, you need to start self-introspecting. You have to become your own best friend.

For me, self love means being honest with yourself, acknowledging the fact that you are not perfect and striving to improve yourself.

On that note, I am sharing with all of you 51 Simple Ways of Self-Care, to help you during a bad day at home.

Here’s the list:

  1. Brew and drink a cup of your favourite beverage
  2. Refresh your morning routine
  3. Wake up early
  4. Watch the sunrise
  5. Have a healthy & satisfying breakfast
  6. Write down or say a few positive affirmations.
  7. Write 10 things you are grateful for
  8. Take a detox bath
  9. Try a new face mask
  10. Breathe deeply
  11. Do Yoga
  12. Sleep well
  13. Exercise often
  14. Stretch yourself to relieve tension
  15. Meditate daily
  16. Order/make your favorite dessert
  17. Write 5 things you love about yourself
  18. Make a bucket list or vision board
  19. De-clutter 10 items
  20. Read a personal growth book
  21. Skip watching & reading the news
  22. Do something that makes you laugh
  23. Do a kind deed for others/ help someone/donate to charity
  24. Stop comparing yourself with others
  25. Watch your favorite show
  26. Have a video chat with family & friends
  27. Give yourself (or get) a manicure or pedicure at home
  28. Give yourself a head massage
  29. Light your favorite candle
  30. Listen to your favorite podcast
  31. Cook your favorite meal
  32. Do a digital detox
  33. Watch funny YouTube Clips
  34. Draw, paint, colour or doodle something
  35. Take regular small interval breaks from work
  36. Don’t criticise or belittle yourself
  37. Dress up as if you are going outside
  38. Click some pretty photos of yourself
  39. Listen to your favorite music
  40. Hug someone/ Tell someone you love them
  41. Drink a full glass of water & stay hydrated
  42. Read inspirational quotes
  43. Watch a motivational Ted Talk
  44. Wear your favourite perfume
  45. Turn your phone off for a few hours
  46. Do a Brain Dump
  47. Plan your upcoming week
  48. Leave some room for imperfection in your life.
  49. Dance like crazy
  50. Block/ unfollow people and social media accounts who bring down your self-confidence/ make you feel negative
  51. Set an attainable challenge for yourself for the next day

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So here was my list of 51 self-care ideas. Do let me know if you try any of these and feel better!

Take Care of yourself everyone and focus on loving yourself and taking care of your mental and physical health during these crazy Coronavirus Pandemic times.

See you all in my next post,

Till the,

Dream. Imagine. Be Crazy. Be You.

13 thoughts on “51 Self-Care Ideas To Deal With a Bad Day (2020)

  1. Hi, Manasi. Nice article! Honey with oneself will lead to loving oneself. That a good point.
    Keep writing these motivational tips by you. Thanks!???

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