Self Nurturing Ideas

In our busy lives, we often do not make time to take care of ourselves and to regularly participate in enjoyable activities. Try scheduling in a block of time in each day for yourself. Some ideas for self-nurturing activities are suggested here. Select from the list or make up your own to take time for yourself!

  • Listen to your favorite music.
  • Go for a walk.
  • Enjoy a warm bubble bath.
  • Watch the sunrise/sunset.
  • Stargaze.
  • Daydream.
  • Laugh.
  • Begin keeping a personal journal.
  • Attend an athletic event.
  • Read a book or magazine.
  • Learn a new skill.
  • Attend a play or concert.
  • Go to a movie.
  • Treat yourself to your favorite restaurant.
  • Work with plants/gardening.
  • Draw or paint a picture.
  • Do something adventurous.
  • Window shop.
  • Visit a museum.
  • Take a walk in the park.
  • Go to the beach.
  • Relax in a sauna.
  • Float in a pool.
  • Go on a picnic.
  • Phone a special friend.
  • Pet an animal.
  • Practice the art of forgiveness.