Self-care is big news. It’s something we should all be doing, but quite often it’s difficult to know what to do and what constitutes self-care.

Basically, self-care is doing anything that is beneficial for your physical or mental wellbeing. It can be something as simple as brushing your teeth, ranging to going on a long holiday.

Following on from two previous blogs packed full of self-care tips, here are twenty more to help you feel good in mind, body and soul. See what resonates with you and note how you get in with each tip.

Trust your instincts

You are probably right.

Don’t speak badly about yourself

The way in which you talk to yourself can have a huge impact on how you feel.

Never give up on your dreams

Keeping your dreams in mind give you something to strive for.

Don’t be afraid to say no

It is ok to say no if you want to. Let that small word empower you in huge ways.

Don’t be afraid to say yes

It’s also ok to say yes if you want to. Sometimes fear may hold you back but give it a go. It might all turn out just the way you hoped.

Be kind to yourself

This isn’t just about speaking to yourself in a kind way. It’s also about being kind to your physical being and doing all you can to aid a positive life.

Let go of what you can’t control

Don’t let those things you can’t control eat away at you. You deserve better.

Stay away from drama and negativity as much as possible

Don’t allow yourself to be dragged into other people’s dramas and walk away from any negativity you face. You will feel better for it.

Stop putting your energy into things that don’t bring you joy

What’s the point of carrying on?

Don’t allow others to push your boundaries just for the sake of being nice or keeping the peace
So often, it’s easy to let people do that. But your wellbeing and peace of mind matters.

Remember that what other people say about you is their business, not yours

It may hurt at first if someone speaks negatively about you, but it really is their issue and not yours. Letting go of what other say about you is incredibly freeing and empowering.

Give yourself permission to be yourself

As the saying goes, everyone else is taken, so just be who you are. Living as your authentic self is the happiest way of living.

Know that it’s ok to have off days

We all have them.

Be grateful for what you have and let that be a foundation for bringing more joy and positivity into your life

It’s easy to get caught up in focusing on what’s missing from our lives, but when you think about it you’ll discover that you have more than your realised.

Remember that making mistakes and having negative experiences is part of life

It’s all part of the normal human experience. There are ups and downs, and nobody is so perfect that they never make mistakes.

Stop being a people pleaser

It’s exhausting.

Say exactly what you mean

Honesty is the best policy.

If it feels wrong, don’t do it

This ties in with trusting your instinct. There is something in that.

Go to bed earlier

Having an early night will help you to catch up on sleep and feel rested the next day.

Limit your time on social media

Too much time spent on social media may be damaging to your wellbeing, so consider how much time you spend on it and how healthy that is.

Do self-care in a way that works for you

There is no right or wrong way to do self-care. Trying all of these tips isn’t something you must do. It’s all about what resonates and what works for you.