5 Unique Ideas to Improve Your Self-Care Strategy

5 Unique Ideas to Improve Your Self-Care Strategy

A great self-care strategy is vital to feeling great inside and out. When you’re bored of your old regime, try these 5 unique ideas to spice things up.

Creative practices

Research shows that creative practices are a fantastic way to improve your mood and express your emotions. Take up a creative hobby to improve your health today. You might try poetry, painting, singing, baking, or playing a musical instrument. There are plenty of ways to learn new skills whether you take an online course, or check out a few YouTube videos.

Read more books

Reading books is a fabulous self-care practice, when we read we can relax and unwind, and learn plenty of new things. Make a point of reading things outside your comfort zone instead of the same type of books every time. Try reading genres and authors that you wouldn’t usually read, it’s a fantastic way to expand your horizons. If you’re not sure where to start, consider joining a book club. Being part of a book club is lots of fun, plus you might even get to make a few new friends.

Take a dance class

Any good self-care strategy needs an endorphin-boosting activity. Dance classes are a great way to lift your spirits, get your cardio fix, and feel good. Consider which dance style might suit you best, whether it’s BollyX, salsa, hip hop, tango, or African dance. If you’re a beginner it’s best to stick to classes at your level. After learning the basics, you’ll feel more confident to take on more challenging classes. Whether you’re looking to improve your self-esteem or boost your confidence, dance classes are a fantastic activity to try.

Rather than taking a dance class in person, try an app or virtual class instead. There are lots of cool dance apps to choose from including Pocket Salsa, Just Dance Now, and iDance. Feel free to contact me for the info to sign up for a virtual BollyX class in your preferred timeslot.

Learn new recipes

Self-care is all about eating delicious and nutritious foods, and learning new recipes is a great way to treat yourself. You can learn new recipes with the help of books, articles, or apps. Once you start experimenting, you’ll soon boost your cooking confidence.

If you don’t like the idea of cooking, simply treat yourself to some tasty pre-made food or takeout, these Asian appetizers are a great place to start! Indulgences can sometimes be part of self-care, such as eating your favorite food or buying a cute new dress.

Enhance your living space

Lastly, enhancing your living space is an amazing way to improve your self-care strategy. How you treat your home makes a difference in how you feel, whether it’s wonderful or stressful. There are so many ways you can enhance your living space including:

  • Add beautiful artwork.
  • Buy house plants and flowers.
  • Re-paint your walls in bold colors.
  • Consider using wall murals to beautify the space.
  • Declutter and have a deep clean.

Using these five ideas you’ll create a unique self-care strategy to boost your mental health. A self-care regime is an excellent way to improve your health.

Written by Cassandra Schmigotzki, original post here.