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52 Ways to Take Care of Yourself in 2019

52 Ways to Take Care of Yourself in 2019

2019. Like most people, I sat there thinking about what sort of resolutions or goals that I wanted to set for the new year. There were the usual ones like ‘gain confidence in my body’, or ‘learn to do a backhand spring’, but the more and more I thought about it, the more the idea of a mission statement snuck in. Maybe it’s the years of business school seeping in, but I wanted a to create a mission statement, or mantra, or philosophy to repeat back to myself no matter what the situation may be…and this is what I came up with.

I want to lead a happy and balanced life full of growth while empowering those around me to do the same. This was inspired by the book I am currently reading, “The Courage to be Disliked” by Ichiro Kishimi and Fumitake Koga, and I have so many thoughts and feelings on this that I am going to have to do an entirely separate post about it, but know, happiness is my goal.


Happiness. Balance. Growth. Empowerment.


With the new year, it’s so easy to let our resolutions fall by the wayside a few weeks in. So I created this list to help me stay focused each and every week. This is my 52 ways to take care of myself in 2019. Some things are purely for me, some things are for other people. The list was created to help me obtain and sustain my 2019 mission. So here we are…the list!


1.     Treat yourself to something on your wish list. That little thing you wanted for Christmas but didn’t get

2.     Give yourself a mini facial

3.     Start a journal

4.     Try a meditation app

5.     Take a bubble bath

6.     Pick up a new book

7.     Get a new candle/perfume/diffuser

8.     Rearrange your workspace

9.     Take a new fitness class

10.  Clean out your closet, donate what you don’t need

11.  Create a bouquet at a local flower shop

12.  Plan a weekend getaway

13.  Make a list of all the things you’ve accomplished

14.  Get a pedicure

15.  Get a new face mask

16.  Put your phone on airplane mode and take a hike

17.  Get a new workout outfit

18.  Try a new makeup look

19.  Rearrange your bedroom/redecorate

20.  Take a long drive with your windows down

21.  Get a new water bottle

22.  Go someplace new for lunch

23.  Call an old friend

24.  Go to the movies

25.  Try making a new dinner

26.  Watch your favorite movie

27.  Get new sheets

28.  Use your fancy dishes

29.  Plan a slumber party

30.  Make a fancy hot chocolate

31.  Pick up some stationary

32.  Take a guilt free nap

33.  Listen to your favorite band from high school

34.  Visit your friend’s pets or the animal shelter

35.  Listen to a new podcast

36.  Visit a museum

37.  Try a new hair style

38.  Get a new lipstick

39.  Go to a coffee shop to sit and read

40.  Have whatever dessert you want

41.  Play a new game

42.  Watch the sunrise/sunset

43.  Take a friend to dinner/coffee

44.  Change all of your backgrounds

45.  Do a DIY project

46.  Pick up 5 things at the grocery store to donate

47.  Purchase something from a small/local shop

48.  Leave a note for a friend

49.  Try a new beverage

50.  Watch an inspirational documentary

51.  Look around and write down 5 things that make you smile

52.  Reflect on all you’ve done for yourself this year


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