After coming home after being outside in the cold, you want to feel cozy. You want the soft glow of candles to set your mood while you enjoy your warm drink.
It might seem small, but these little moments can have a huge impact. This is what self-care is really about – making a conscious decision to take care of yourself.
In this post, you’ll find 20 Winter Self Care activities that you can perform at your home because it’s so important to take care of yourself in winter and throughout the year.
PS– We are living in a society where hustling all the time is appreciated but it doesn’t always have to be that way. You are allowed to rest and reset yourself if you want to perform your best and stay in your best mood.
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PPS– If you are lacking motivation and don’t understand the reason, it’s because you aren’t taking care of yourself properly, it’s hard to realize but once you start doing self care, you will understand what you were missing.
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What Is Self Care?
Self care, in short, is all about making choices that promote your physical, mental, and emotional well-being.
It includes activities and practices that help you relax, recharge, and maintain a balanced and healthy lifestyle.
20 Winter Self Care Ideas For Cozy 2023 Winter
1) Night Walks
If you can take a night walk, it’s really good but if not you can also try to go for an afternoon walk or just sit outside and have some warm drink and get some fresh air. Getting some fresh air is important even in winters.
2) Light A Winter Scented Candle
Other than being so relaxing, it will help you boost your mood. You can light a candle and read a book in your blanket.
Get My Favorite One-
3) Try DIY Aromatherapy Shower Steamers
It will give you spa experience without having to spend a lot of money. Here are 8 recipes for making DIY aromatherapy shower steamers. What I love about these aromatherapy is you can buy the products once and customize them however you like.
4) Try Hot Stone Massage At Home
This years’ old technique is helpful to relax and relieve body’s soreness. It is perfect for busy bees who don’t have a lot of time to relax and unwind. Here’s a guide to stone massage if you can get some free time on the weekend.
5) Winter Nature Journaling
Write down the unique beauty of winter landscapes and your thoughts in a dedicated nature journal.
6) Winter Hammock Lounging
If you don’t want to go outside but don’t want to spend your entire day inside as well, Set up a warm and cozy hammock in your backyard or balcony to relax while cozy up in your blanket.
7) Create a Vision Board For Next Year
If you want to be serious about your goals and life transformation, I highly recommend you to create a vision board. Here’s how to create one.
8) Bake a Dessert
Experiment with baking or making unique winter desserts like spiced fruit tarts or baked pears. They are so much fun.
9) Create a Winter Spa Day
Set aside a day for DIY spa treatments, including body scrubs, facials, and relaxation techniques as we discussed above.
You can always make DIY scrubs but if you rather buy it readymade, here’s my favorite body scrub-
10) Get A Cozy Winter Blanket
I absolutely love my current cozy winter blanket as it keeps me warm all night and if you are looking for one you’ll love here’s what I have currently.
11) Create Your Winter Reading List
Are you a book lover? Even if you’re not but want to get into a habit of reading books, creating your bucket list is good to know what you’ll be reading and this way you will keep yourself organized.
12) Get Yourself Some Flowers
Flowers are instant mood boosters. Get yourself some winter themed flowers to show some love. (Don’t worry, no need to feel weird).
13) Do A Moisturizing Face Mask
While watching your favorite show, put on some face mask to give your skin some extra moisturization which is much needed in the winters.
14) Try out New Winter Exercise
It’s normal to feel lazy and become a couch potato but you know you can make your exercise routine more interesting with the help of Alo Moves. As I have already mentioned in my other posts, Alo Moves helped me stick to my routine easily.
15) Binge Watch Movies/work
This is another self care idea you can perform at home. Here are some recommendations for you.
16) Do Manicure/pedicure At Home
Another inexpensive self care idea to pamper yourself if you are saving money.
17) Spend Your Weekend Decorating
Since we are always in the holiday season, you can spend an afternoon decorating your home.
18) Take A Relaxing Bubble Bath
If you hate your bath routine in the winter, I certainly know how to make this one interesting for you. Grab some holiday bath bombs and your favorite skin care products.
19) Write Down Your New Year Resolutions
As we are heading into the new year, this is the right time to write down what you want to achieve next year. Write down your new year resolutions by the fireplace and take some inspiration from here (100 new year resolutions ideas).
20) Unplug For A Snowy Day
You can have a “me” day. Turn off your electronics for a day and spend some time outdoors capturing nature’s beauty.
Those were 20 winter self care ideas and I hope you found them useful, let me know in the comments how you are going to spend your winters, I’d love to hear from you all. 🙂
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