Published on January 9th 2024

Radiant Well-Being: 10 Inspiring Self-Care Ideas to Nourish Your Mind, Body, and Soul

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Radiant Well-Being: 10 Inspiring Self-Care Ideas to Nourish Your Mind, Body, and Soul



Radiant Well-Being: 10 Inspiring Self-Care Ideas to Nourish Your Mind, Body, and Soul

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. Have a dance party.


. Journalling:


. Long shower:


. Watch your comfort show or movie:


. Take a walk around:


. Redecorate your space:


. Cook your favorite meal from scratch:


. Connect with a loved one:


. Do something creative


. Take a nap.

Looking for self-care ideas to build a better relationship with yourself? We’ve got you.

Self-care is very crucial from a mental health perspective. Spending time doing something to nourish your body, enrich your mind, and heal your soul is all the rest you need from your everyday stress.

So what does self-care consist of? It could be as simple as taking a walk or putting on some moisturizer; it could be more complex, like journaling your feelings or doing meditation.

The point is to do something that is wholesome and feels good. It could be a comfort activity or a treat you give yourself, like a spa day.

The concept of self-care gained popularity on social media during the pandemic, when most of us were at our lowest and faced mental health problems.

Self-care is also recommended as a tool to improve your mental and emotional temperament.

Self-care could be for any aspect of your being. It could be to reduce the stress and burden on your mind. Or it could be to relieve your body from stress and tension. It could even be to build a deeper connection with your soul.

You could practice self-care every day by incorporating simple rituals into your daily routine. You could even do it whenever you feel like you need it the most, like when you’ve had a particularly bad day.

You use self-care as a means to unwind after a tough day in the race of life. Taking a few moments to yourself, doing something you love, something that is good for you, something that gives you an instant boost.

To help you find your perfect self-care routine, here are 10 inspiring, handpicked self-care ideas for you:

Have a dance party.

Play some music you love. Dance your heart out. Dance has been scientifically proven to reduce stress-induced cortisol levels and release “happy” hormones.

Feeling bummed out by something that happened? Dance those blues away.

There is nothing like swaying to your favorite tunes and pretending to have a solo concert to drive those bad thoughts away from your mind.


Journaling is one of the best self-care activities. I would recommend it to everybody who would listen. It is the best activity for many reasons. It is a perfect outlet for all your feelings.

Journal your way through difficult emotions. It is also an excellent introspective exercise. It helps you get in touch with your inner self. It helps identify what triggers you, what motivates you, and what gets you going.

It is your guide to finding yourself. Journaling is not just an activity but a journey.

Long shower:

Bubble bath, light music, warm water, your favorite body wash, candles. That is heaven. Trust me, you will instantly feel better.

You feel relaxed, you smell like your favorite scent, and you have washed away all your stress with your bath.

Do the skincare you have been putting off. You feel taken care of and better about yourself when you have done your skincare and taken a shower.

Watch your comfort show or movie:

My favorite self-care activity is to watch all the Harry Potter movies with a bowl of popcorn.

Watching something that makes you happy is a great way to unwind and relax. A documentary, crime shows, rom-coms, TV shows—whatever you LOVE to watch.

Laugh or cry your heart out, or watch something that has you on the edge of your seat. Curl up on your couch and out on something you absolutely adore.

Take a walk around:

Take a good, long walk. Walk around your neighborhood or to your favorite place to eat. Go to your favorite garden or find a new one.

Take pictures of trees, flowers, and skies. Notice the people, the birds, and the little butterflies.

Let the breeze run through your hair or the sun shine on your face. Something as simple as a walk could be something so wonderful if you paid attention to the beauty that surrounds you.

Redecorate your space:

Find a new way to make your space your own. Even moving around furniture gives you a new perspective. Or if you don’t want to change any layouts, add to your decor.

Make a painting to hang, or get a new potted plant. Put up fairy lights in your reading corner. Put new photos on display. Get your acrylic paints and add details to a portion of your wall.

Cook your favorite meal from scratch:

Make something you love to eat from scratch. Get some coffee and go shopping for ingredients.

Pretend you are the host of your own cooking show. Be the main character of your life. Be present when you cook. You are alone, and you are making something you love to eat for yourself. It is such a thoughtful and wholesome thing to do.

You could even invite someone over and spend time together.

Connect with a loved one:

Get together with a dear friend or family member that you have not seen in a long time. Reach out to people you love and catch up on what’s going on in your lives.

Spending time with someone you love and admire has this amazing way of making you feel loved and needed. Connections with other people are very important to your mental health.

Do something creative

Take a pottery class. Or take up painting. Indulge in an activity that lets you explore your artistic side.

Art is something you can enjoy in one form or another, be it singing, sketching, crocheting, scrapbooking, photography, or dancing. Such activities become an outlet for your emotions and stress.

Take a nap.

After a long shower or bubble bath, change into your most comfortable attire and retire for the day.

Your body needs rest, and more often than not, you do not get enough restful sleep every day because you are stressed or have to stay up late.

But when you have time to yourself, catching up on your sleep and resting your body is just as important as any other self-care activity you can do.

Self-care is a very subjective concept. It is different for each individual. What works for others may not work for you. Which is why you need to find your perfect fit.

On the journey of healing and self-improvement, self-care is something you need to make time for.

Take a break and do something that refreshes you.

Your body deserves to be taken care of. Your mind deserves some rest and positivity. You deserve to feel good about yourself.

Loving yourself means caring for your mind, body, and soul.

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Dr. Sangeeta Hatila

Neuro Psychiatrist