7 Free Self Care Ideas you Can Get Started on Right Now

So you know self care is important, and you are thinking of ways to make it a part of your everyday life, but quite frankly, that’s easier said than done, especially if you have a super busy routine, suffer from chronic illness like me or are sticking to a budget.

Read on to discover 7 super effective and actionable free self care ideas that you can incorporate into your daily routine easily!

Take a Bubble Bath

Oh yes! Don’t underestimate the power of taking a nice, long bubble bath (or just a regular bath if you don’t have the bubble liquid) in helping you feel more calm and relaxed.

The best time to do this would be at the end of the day, when you’re feeling tired and need to get into that peaceful headspace.


Aw shucks! Not this one again! Well guess what? The reason why meditation comes up on the list of literally everything that helps you is because it is so so effective!

If you’re juggling too many tasks and are feeling burned out, you probably need this desperately.

Just spending 15 minutes of your day uninterrupted and focusing on your present and not stressing out about anything and everything can have a magical effect on you!

Walk Barefoot in the Grass

Spending some time in contact with nature is also a great way to heal yourself- and is a super duper effective free self care idea to get started with.


Reading has many benefits, and one of the best of those are the fact that you’ll be transported into an entirely new world. Choose good, motivational books or just regular magazines, sit down with a drink, and get reading.

Not only does it give you the chance to unplug from the world, but also leaves you in a better frame of mind once you’re done with it!

Spend Time Alone

This one’s a biggie- especially for all those of us who live the fast paced life. Solitude can be bliss for you- and just managing to get those 15 minutes alone everyday can help you feel more relaxed, calm and in a better frame of mind.

Say No

Learning to say no to things that don’t help you grow and make a difference in your life is another super important self care habit that you need to incorporate into your life.

This little move can have a big impact on you, and you’ll be able to save up on a lot of physical and mental energy in the process.

Get Creative

Remember the things you used to enjoy doing when you were young?

Time to start doing more of that folks!

Find that hobby or creative activity that you feel light and free- find your escape there and enjoy the time you spend with it.