It’s about time we all learned to love ourselves again. We’re coming up to a new year and after the one we’ve had, we deserve to start feeling good about ourselves again.
It’s time for us to fall in love with ourselves again. Take some time to boost your confidence and work on your self esteem.
This list is full of self care activities we can enjoy alone. Being comfortable alone with ourselves and our thoughts is one of the biggest skills we can learn right now. The love that we’re able to foster for ourselves now will continue to benefit us long into the new year.
Self Care is Necessary
If this lock down has shown me anything it’s how much we, as a society, struggle with being alone. Speaking for myself, alone time has always been something I treasured.
Once upon a time, there were few things I enjoyed more than spending a weekend in my pajamas not talking to a single person. However, having spent the past several weeks alone, I’ve realized that balance is key.
As introverted as I am, I’ve learned that I struggle without face to face contact. This new normal we’re living in has been a challenge to adjust to both personally and professionally.
With all that said, we now have more time than ever to recharge our batteries and get to know ourselves a little better. It’s a great opportunity to check in with ourselves and make the changes we’ve been putting off for far to long.
We can work to becoming the people we’ve always wished we could be without any outside intervention. We have a chance to listen to our, often ignored, inner voice and develop a relationship with ourselves.
So let’s make the most of the next 12 months and learn to love ourselves again.
Self Care Tips for Everyone
Self care is important for everyone, demisexuals and introverts included. It’s what will give us the strength that we need to continue being true to ourselves even when there’s a lot of negativity going around.
A solid self care routine is also what will help us develop the confidence we need to set and enforce the boundaries we require in our romantic and platonic relationships.
Self care will help us deal with the hard times that come up in our dating adventures. It is also what will help us in asking for what we need in a relationship and building the emotional intimacy we require to have a healthy, loving relationship on our terms.
Self Care Activities you can do Alone
- Clean and organize your home
- Learn to knit
- Try paint by numbers
- Have a solo picnic
- Read a book
- Binge watch an awesome Netflix series
- Bake something fabulous for yourself
- Try meal prepping for your week ahead
- Start a garden
- Start a journal
- Take an online course
- Try a new make up technique
- Do your hair
- Paint your nails
- Make yourself a great lunch
- Go for a bike ride
- De-clutter your home
- Learn about astrology
- Create a vision board
- Give yourself a face mask
- Do at home yoga
- Watch a sunrise or sunset from the comfort of your car
- Start a gratitude list
- Watch your favorite movie with some popcorn
- Write a list of your monthly or yearly goals
- Do a DIY project
- Start a puzzle
- Start a home reno project
- Take a midday nap
- Have an at-home dance party
- Feed the ducks at the park
- Listen to a podcast
- Learn a musical instrument
- Learn a new language
- Play a free online game
- Take a bubble bath
- Rearrange your bedroom
- Fill a photo album
- Plan a trip
- Order pizza and stay in
- Watch your old favorite music videos
What are your favorite self care activities? Bonus points if they are things that can be done completely alone.