30+ Free or Cheap Ways to Decompress and Take Care of You

What a crazy, exhausting couple of years it has been! Looking for ways to relax? We have some ideas for you.

I think we are all a little stressed out and deserve some decompression and stress relief. I have made a list of free or cheap ways to practice self-care at home. Why don't you pick one out today to get started on your self-care journey?

  1. Call a friend that makes you laugh
  2. Color, draw, or paint
  3. Create a vision board - Give yourself something to look forward to
  4. Dance
  5. Declutter your social media
  6. Do a jigsaw puzzle
  7. Do yoga
  8. Exercise
  9. Focus on breathing
  10. Get out in the garden
  11. Go to bed early
  12. Light a candle
  13. Listen to music, a nature soundscape, or an audiobook
  14. Look at the stars
  15. Meditate
  16. Pray
  17. Read a book or a magazine
  18. Schedule worry time and write down your worries
  19. Sleep in
  20. Spend quality time with a loved one
  21. Start a gratitude journal
  22. Stretch
  23. Switch off your smartphone for 24 hours
  24. Take a bath
  25. Take a nap
  26. Take a walk in nature
  27. Unplug from social media
  28. Watch a comedian on YouTube
  29. Watch the clouds
  30. Watch the sunrise or sunset
  31. Write a bucket list
  32. Write a list of compliments to yourself

How do you decompress and take care of yourself?

May we all take a moment (or a few) for ourselves each day to remember how special we truly are!