5 Easy Ways to Prioritize Self Love & Mental Health in Your Life

5 Easy Ways to Prioritize Self Love & Mental Health in Your Life


1. Mental Health Breaks: Instead of working yourself to the bone for hours on end, take 5-10 minute breaks each hour to rest your mind that DON’T involve checking social media.

  • Stand up and do daily stretches.
  • Hydrate your body by CHUGGING some H2O.
  • Have a snack.
  • Call your family and friends and tell them you love them.
  • Do 3-5 minutes of deep breathing.

2. Movement: Incorporate movement into your daily routine to maximize energy. This doesn’t have to mean working out; do what feels right for your body!

  • Go on a walk outside.
  • Do some mid-day yoga.
  • Immerse yourself in nature.
  • Walk to get your daily coffee.
  • Go for a drive.
  • Exercise your body (or at least put on cute workout clothes).

3. Time ManagementSpend a MINIMUM of 1 hour a day taking care of yourself. You have to take care of yourself before you can help others.

  • Schedule self-care time and breaks into your calendar each week.
  • Start and end each day doing something for yourself: skincare, meditation, journaling, movement, etc.
  • Hold yourself accountable: check-in with yourself throughout the week to make sure you’re giving yourself the time you deserve. If not, MAKE TIME!

4. Personal GrowthNever stop learning & take time to get in touch with your creative side to stay inspired.

  • Learn about things that inspire you: you can teach yourself anything on the internet.
  • Paint, draw, collage, or try any form of art that inspires you.
  • Make something: there’s something so satisfying about making things with your own hands.
  • Read a new book.
  • Journal and reflect on your goals (short term AND long term).
  • Never stop learning: use podcasts, magazines, YouTube, or any medium to keep growing your skills.

5. Practice Gratitude: It’s scientifically proven that people who practice gratitude are overall happier.

  • Write down three things you're grateful for each day.
  • If something negative happens, ask yourself how this could be an opportunity for growth.
  • If you’re grateful for someone, TELL THEM! Life is too short to not express gratitude.


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