Self-care is all the rage these days, and for good reason – it works! I find that with some of these DIY daily self-care ideas, I have helped both my mental and physical health, and it has made me much more productive!

BUT… it’s really hard to turn that into a habit!

So I’ve put together some fun and easy DIY ideas, so you can make self-care into a habit!

Plus, if you’re looking for some extra help with your self-care, I have some free self-care worksheets that you use that will help you stay on track and incorporate self-care into your daily life!

Idea #1: Self-care popsicle sticks 

When you feel like you need a bit of extra self-care in your day and don’t know what to do (this can actually be the hardest part), just pull from a jar filled with popsicle sticks that have self-care ideas written on them!

You can choose from the 100 self-care ideas!

My favourite self-care activities to include are:

  1. Going on a walk
  2. Cooking a healthy comfort food meal, like mac and cheese with broccoli, peas, and onions!
  3. Calling a friend for a quick chat!
  4. Having a shower and putting on a luxurious smelling moisturizer!
  5. Putting on an essential oil diffuser and reading a book!

 You can also just use pieces of paper if you don’t have popsicle sticks, not a big deal!

 

Showing the self-care popsicle sticks that can be used daily and are easy to DIY

Idea #2: Coloured paper clip habit tracker

One of my favourite self-care ideas that you can do daily is to simply track your habits with paper clips!

It seems simple, but humans LOVE visual cues, and will give you a little hint of dopamine every time it sees more paper clips in the jar!

Soon enough, you’ll make caring for yourself a habit – which will improve your mental health and energy, as well as offering tons of other benefits to your life!

Paper clips to use as a daily self-care habit tracker

Idea #3: Money jar self-care habit tracker

Just like the one above, this self-care activity will give you an even bigger reward – money!

Which you can then use to get yourself a more luxurious self-care treat!

Idea #4: Journaling ideas for daily for self-care

I love to journal, I think that it’s a great way to unlock deeper emotions and get all your feelings out!

I have so many free journaling exercises and I also have some articles that link to them!

100 mental health journal prompts

30 days of self-care journaling exercise

3 Must-Have Journal Exercises For Anxiety

Idea #5: DIY your own fun self-care habit tracker!

Use your creative skills to make an online or paper habit tracker!

Things you can track:

  1. Cups of water
  2. Daily exercise
  3. Meditation
  4. Mood (to see how all of these things affect your mood)
  5. Outside time
  6. Time with friends
  7. Making your bed

You can get my super cute self-care tracker here for free!

Idea #6: Sticky Note Daily Self-Care/Daily Self-Love Affirmations

Keep a stack of sticky notes on your desk and write different self-care ideas or positive affirmations!

Pull one off each morning as a fun way to start your day! Bonus if you stick it somewhere you can see on the daily, it will make it more fun!

Idea #7: Create a Self-Care Space for Yourself

It can be as simple as creating a safe little cove for yourself in a corner of your room, but having a space where you can read and be safe and happy can make a world of difference!

Try adding fairy light, a salt lamp, a nice cushion, and a soft blanket! You’ll feel happy and cared for every day!

I love finding ways to incorporate more self-care into my life and to make it a daily habit!

Do you have any self-care activities that you love? I’d love to hear them!

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