50 Ways to Nurture Yourself

It is important to be able to do what you can to feel good on a daily basis. Then you are not dependent on others because you can nurture yourself. When you are self-caring you are not being selfish. In fact when you feel fulfilled, you then have more to give to others. The following suggestions will help you become aware of healthy ways you can give to yourself.

Put a check next to the things you would like to do to nurture yourself.

___ 1. Take a bubble bath

___ 2. Buy myself roses

___ 3. Take a sauna

___ 4. Get a massage

___ 5. Take a bath by candlelight

___ 6. Have breakfast in bed

___ 7. Go to the pet store and play with the animals

___ 8. Visit the zoo

___ 9. Walk on a scenic path

___ 10. Stop and smell the flowers

___ 11. Have a manicure or pedicure

___ 12. Wake up early and watch the sunrise

___ 13. Watch the sunset

___ 14. Relax with a good book and/or soothing music

___ 15. Light the fireplace for myself

___ 16. Play my favorite music and dance to it by myself

___ 17. Go to bed early

___ 18. Sleep outside under the stars

___ 19. Stay in bed all day when I’m well

___ 20. Fix a special dinner just for me and eat by candlelight

___ 21. Participate in my favorite sport

___ 22. Go for a walk

___ 23. Take a walk in the rain

___ 24. Run on the beach

___ 25. Take a scenic drive

___ 26. Meditate

___ 27. Buy new underpants

___ 28. Browse in a book or record store for as long as I want

___ 29. Buy myself a cuddly stuffed animal

___ 30. Write myself a love letter and mail it

___ 31. Ask a special person to nurture me (examples: feed, cuddle, read to me)

___ 32. Buy myself something special that I can afford

___ 33. Go see a good film or show

___ 34. Go to the park and feed the ducks, swing on the swings, etc.

___ 35. Visit a museum or other interesting place

___ 36. Go to the harbor and listen to the boats

___ 37. Have a facial

___ 38. Give myself a facial

___ 39. Go into a hot tub or Jacuzzi

___ 40. Record an affirmation tape

___ 41. Write down my goals

___ 42 Call an old friend

___ 43. Bake or cook something special

___ 44. Go window shopping

___ 45. Buy a meditation tape

___ 46. Listen to a positive, motivation tape

___ 47. Write in my special book all my wins for the day

___ 48. Gently apply a fragrant lotion all over my body

___ 49. Call a new, supportive friend

___ 50. Tell myself all the things I appreciate and love about me, and give myself a big hug.

Now that you know what you like to do, plan in your schedule specifically when you will do the things that you checked off. You deserve to feel good!