16 Ways to Practice Self-Care

Happy Sunday, everyone! A new school and work week starts tomorrow and I’m definitely dreading it. Since I work in accounting, the tasks are never-ending and can be quite stressful. In order to stay calm and keep a clear mind, I find ways to practice self-care before the new week starts. I recently found a useful infographic on Quill about stress in the workplace. Check it out!

Can you believe 25% of workers have reported snapping at or being short with coworkers because of stress? That’s 1 out of 4 workers! I know I’ve been on both the giving and receiving end of being short with coworkers. And stress is definitely to blame for my short temper. These stats prove the importance of de-stressing and practicing self-care. Keep scrolling for ways to practice self-care!

16 Ways to Practice Self-Care

16 Ways to Practice Self-Care

  1. Get some fresh air.
  2. Go hiking.
  3. Get brunch with your friends.
  4. Watch a movie.
  5. Binge watch your favorite TV series.
  6. Listen to music.
  7. Get a mani and pedi.
  8. Treat yourself to a Lush mini-haul.
  9. Do a face mask.
  10. Take a bubble bath.
  11. Go to the gym.
  12. Do yoga and meditate.
  13. Have a cup of tea.
  14. Read a book.
  15. Plan ahead for the week.
  16. Rub lavender oil on your wrists and the soles of your feet.

These are some things I do to de-stress and practice self-care before a new work week. It helps me clear my mind and go into the new week with a positive attitude. I always remind myself that there is no point in stressing over things I cannot control. All that time you spend stressing could be spent more effectively, such as doing something you actually love. It’s also precious time you’ll never get back. So let’s practice some self-care and go into the new week with a positive mindset!

How do you de-stress and practice self-care?

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Valerie Nguyen

Valerie. 27. California girl with insatiable wanderlust. BS in Public Health with a concentration in Community Health. Bookkeeper by day, fangirl by night. Shameless foodie and retail therapist.

10 thoughts on “16 Ways to Practice Self-Care

  1. Yes perfect. 🙂 I love getting in touch with nature, so fresh air and hiking or just walking in the park eases my stress. But because it’s raining, yoga and meditation have been my best friends lol. I’ve been meditating and doing yoga for almost three weeks and I’m noticing the benefits more and more. 🙂 a bubble bath sounds super relaxing too!
    I use my Lavender essential oil on some things I carry with me often or I light up a Lavender incense stick.

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    1. Right? I love nature and fresh air!! It’s the best form of therapy and what’s even better is that it’s totally free! But it’s also been raining here and it makes me lazy to work out. So I recently picked up reading again. Lavender essential oil is my best friend! I put it in my bubble bath and it totally relaxes me. I also put it on my wrists and feet before I go to bed and it helps me fall asleep faster. I’ll have to find some incense!

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  2. Aww poor Millennials! I think part of the reason why it’s higher in that age group could be that they haven’t learn these coping mechanisms yet! 😛 Boomers just don’t care anymore maybe… they’re about to retire!

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    1. Right? That’s a great way to look at it. I also think millennials are more stressed about work because it’s already difficult finding a job in the first place! Baby boomers don’t understand how competitive it is now.

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