Self Care Practices for Bad Days

Many of us have so many responsibilities in life that we forget to take care of ourselves. And while it’s hard to prioritize something like taking a bath when you have so many other priorities in life, self care is an important aspect of stress management. 

There are days when one after the others everything is falling apart by itself and you don’t really understand what is happening. Self care is of utmost importance on these days. 

Here are some self care practices for bad days:

  1. Self – Massage 
  2. Breathing Techniques
  3. Eat Raw Food
  4. Unplug by a Certain Hour
  5. Drink a Glass of Water
  6. Cleanse your body/face with a wipe. 
  7. Brush your Hair.
  8. Brush you teeth, or use mouthwash
  9. Open your blinds/curtains
  10. Open a Window
  11. Put on relaxing music
  12. Watch your favorite film
  13. Watch a Motivational Ted Talk
  14. Reach out to a Friend.
  15. Drink a Warm Drink.
  16. Change your Clothes
  17. Put Dirty Clothes in the Laundry Basket
  18. Colour in or Doodle.
  19. Stretch your Body
  20. Make your Bed
  21. Stroke an Animal
  22. Do a Brain Dump
  23. Light a candle/incense or diffuse essential oils.
  24. Download/use the calm app or headspace.
  25. Make a Plan to look forward to.
  26. Write out the positives from your day 

Consistency is key. The idea is that the more often you practice the self-care ideas on bad days, the more likely you are to achieve higher functioning days. 

10 Comments Add yours

  1. Great tips! I must for me is lighting a candle and adding some essential oils into my diffuser 🙂

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    1. Yes it’s soothing and plus it clears of all the energies 😁


  2. Dragthepen says:

    Yes. To all you have said. Some people don’t understand that its ok to have one or two bad days, but there are things to do to lighten up the day.🌞

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    1. I agree. Self-care means adopting a mindset that makes your physical and mental health a priority. It shows in behavior like getting enough sleep and eating well, and in many other aspects of life. Making a healthy diet, regular exercise and adequate rest your personal priorities. Asking for help without hesitation or shame.

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  3. Chiru says:

    Useful tips on any bad day…

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    1. Yes, but do not limit them to just bad days. They are for good days as well. Self-care is any activity that we do deliberately in order to take care of our mental, emotional, and physical health. Good self-care is key to improved mood and reduced anxiety. It’s also key to a good relationship with oneself and others.

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      1. Chiru says:

        I ll keep this in mind… good self care is important to stay healthy and active and also keep our loved ones happy…

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