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30 Ideas You Can Use Right Now to Reduce Stress

30 Ideas You Can Use Right Now to Reduce StressDo you ever forget to take care of yourself? I definitely do. It can be difficult to find time to take care and pamper yourself when you’re busy. But if you want to be on top of your game as well as take great care of your family, you need to make time in your schedule for a little self-care. It’s not indulgent — it’s necessary to keep yourself feeling both mentally and physically healthy. Take some time now to explore a few ways to care for yourself before you’re desperate for rest from exhaustion and the chaos of daily life.

Here are 30 of my favorite ways to reduce stress and indulge in a little self-care.

  1. Go for a walk in nature.
  2. Buy yourself some fresh, seasonal flowers.
  3. Put on your favorite playlist and dance around the living room.
  4. Try some yoga or stretching.
  5. Read (or reread) a favorite book.
  6. Check out a new magazine that you’ve never explored.
  7. Take a long hot bath with some Epsom salts and essential oils. Light a candle and play some of your favorite music.
  8. Get a massage.
  9. Curl up with your favorite hot beverage.
  10. Check out a new show on Netflix, or binge-watch your favorite show.
  11. Get a manicure or pedicure. Make sure to ask for that awesome massage chair!
  12. Watch a good movie.
  13. Cuddle with your kids or your partner.
  14. Meet up with a friend and do some catching up.
  15. Spend some quality time with your pet.
  16. Indulge in your favorite treat.
  17. Try a new recipe.
  18. Grab some take-out or order delivery.
  19. Do something artistic.
  20. Try out a new hobby.
  21. Declutter your space, keeping only items that bring you joy.
  22. Jot down what you’re grateful for.
  23. Turn off your phone for a few hours.
  24. Put away the screens.
  25. Try a new exercise, whether it’s Zumba, jogging, yoga, or another activity you’ve been thinking about.
  26. Create a vision board.
  27. Schedule a girls’ night with your friends.
  28. Take your kids out for ice cream just because.
  29. Drink your favorite cold beverage outside in the sun.
  30. Snuggle a kitten.

What are your favorite ways to take care of yourself and indulge in a little me-time? Share your ideas in the comments!

30 Ideas You Can Use Right Now to Reduce Stress