10 Self-Care Habits To Practice Daily For Your Mind, Body, and Spirit

You are probably practicing some self-care habits in your daily routine and don’t even realize it.  There are many things we do that are “taking care” of us. Do you take a daily multivitamin?  Do you read a daily devotional, yoga, or practice a meditation technique to get your mind, body and spirit aligned for the day? 

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Anything you do for yourself can be considered a self-care tactic.  The issue is that we don’t take enough time to practice these self-care routines, or even notice the ones we are already doing.

Our priority lists are getting longer and longer as well as it includes everyone but ourselves in our busy day to day life. And if you really think about it, when you neglect self-care you are also neglecting others that depend on you. This in turn suggests that you are not able to put your best foot forward doing a disservice to both you and others that depend on you.

Is Self-Care Necessary?

First and foremost, let’s ditch the idea that self-care is indulgent and selfish.  When you purchase something new that means a lot to you, you probably pay special attention to taking proper care of it so it will last and remain in the best shape possible. 

That way of thinking needs to shift in order for you to be able to start taking better care of yourself

Surely, proper nutrition and exercise, along with enough quality sleep, are at the top of the list. 

But what are you feeding your soul?  Your mind?  It’s important to participate in a daily self-care routine. It’s just like performing routine maintenance on a vehicle. 

If you don’t take care of the little signs of normal wear and tear, it eventually turns into bigger and more costly issues. Self-care can be the difference between constantly feeling exhausted and overwhelmed to feeling refreshed and revived.

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Daily Self-Care Habits

When referring to a self-care “routine” it doesn’t necessarily mean the same thing, day in and day out.  That might work for some, but others feel the monotony and get bored.  If you need to switch things up, go for it.  This is all about you taking care of yourself. 

No one else can dictate how to serve your own needs.  You are the only one in control of your self-care habits and routine. 

Here are some suggestions to help you jumpstart your daily self-care habits that will stick! Any of these can be completed in 10 minutes or less.

10-Minute Self-Care Ideas

  • Meditate first thing in the morning
  • Practice mindfulness
  • Stretching exercises
  • Take a walk
  • Write in a journal
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On-The-Go Self-Care Ideas

These self-care habits can be done while on the go.  Time is an issue for many of us, but these ideas make it virtually impossible to use “time” as an excuse when it comes to self-care.

  • Strike up a short conversation with someone new; a cashier, a barista, the person in line ahead of you, a coworker in another department, etc.
  • Notice 5 things of beauty on your way to work instead of being on auto-pilot
  • Crank up your favorite playlist and sing loudly without a care in the world
  • Take a different route and take notice of the surroundings
  • Tell yourself three things you love about yourself; and three things you’d like to improve on

Pampering yourself isn’t just for aesthetics; it’s part of self-care.  It feels good on the inside when our toes are painted, and our feet don’t snag the sheets.  Personal grooming doesn’t have to be a big to-do either.

Don’t let self-care be intimidating or allow time constraints to fool you into thinking self-care habits are impossible.  Click here for more tips and advice on how to be more productive and care for yourself.

Again, you should be a top priority or nothing else is going to get your best efforts. 

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It’s a ripple effect and the sooner you start taking better care of yourself, inside and out, the sooner you will enjoy richer, fuller life feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.

 What is your favorite thing you do for yourself? Please share in the comment below.

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38 thoughts on “10 Self-Care Habits To Practice Daily For Your Mind, Body, and Spirit”

  1. Great blog! I never really had a self care routine, but now we have plenty of time to ourselves in quarantine I’ve really focused on self-care and I’ve never felt better. It is really important.

    1. This is a great post. I think we definitely dont take enough time for self care. Your suggestion in here will make it much easier.

  2. I love these! Thank you so much for sharing Lina. This was a great read. I do believe that self care is most expressed in the little things that we do like journaling or taking a walk and you affirmed that !

  3. You have some great ideas of ways to stop and be a little introspective! Too often, we’re just go, go, go! It’s stressful and unhealthy!

  4. Self-care is so important right now! I would go insane without it. Meditation and journaling are something I do first thing every morning.

  5. Stretching as a form of self-care is so underrated! I really notice a difference in how my day is going depending on whether or not I did my morning stretches. Like you said, just 10 minutes makes all the difference 🙂

  6. Love this. Self-care is so important, especially for moms. We run around taking care of so much that we absolutely need to refill ourselves. And yes, it’s not just physical. The emotional, spiritual and cognitive self-care is very important. We need to nourish all parts of ourselves.

  7. wow what great tips! i think people forget to look after number 1 sometimes as everyone get so busy! Stretching is sooo underrated and works like magic! thanks for sharing this awesome post!

  8. I love this! It is so true pampering yourself isn’t all about cosmetics. It is about taking time to focus on our inner selves. I love your recommendation on the 10 -Minute self-care idea. It helps to have a list to follow, at least for me. Thanks for sharing such great ideas!

  9. Self-care is so important but as a momma of 5, I will admit I am usually the last one that I take care of and I need to do a better job of that. Thank you for these tips!

  10. Thank you for sharing this list – these are all great ideas! One of my favorite ways to care for myself is by listening to Podcasts during my commute. It makes a long drive feel like time that I’m investing in myself!

  11. I love taking walks to practice self-care. It’s so relaxing and moving the body is an added bonus.

  12. oh I love the idea of noting 5 things of beauty. I love self-care and mindfulness practices and practice something daily. Going to the beauty bit tomorrow!

  13. I very much believe in taking my daily supplements, enjoying wholesome food made from fresh ingredients and just-about-daily walks. Need to work on that daily thing. But I love your “on-the-go self care ideas.” Practicing them would make us more mindful of our blessings.

  14. Katie Frazier

    I love this because self care is so important. I am a stay at home mom with a one year old so it is hard to take time for myself, but I try to at least spend 30 minutes doing something I enjoy every day. 😊

  15. Self-care is the first step to self acceptance. There is nothing better than putting yourself first before others. Most people tend to forget to take care of themselves. Thanks for reminding me to take care of myself with these Self-care tips

  16. Ellen Mika Zelasko

    Such great advice! I always do a meditation first thing in the morning, it puts me in the right frame of mind for my day! Great post!

  17. You nailed it. Self care is so important and doesn’t have to be the typical “bubble bath and soft music” type. It can be anything!

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