Boost your happiness and sense of wellbeing with our self care activities for February
WHAT IS SELF CARE?
Simply looking after yourself – putting time and effort into choosing to do activities that make you feel good and promote happiness and wellbeing. It feels good to feel good!
WHAT ARE SELF CARE ACTIVITIES?
They can literally be anything that makes you feel good – as simple as spending 5 minutes meditating or 10 minutes sat with your feet up and a cup of tea. Maybe taking a 10 minute walk each day or even just making a to-do list or organising your day so it runs more smoothly – anything that promotes good feelings and wellbeing.
SELF CARE IDEAS
We LOVE our feel good monthly challenges – it just takes a little focus and effort each day to make sure I always squeeze in something that’s nice, makes me happy or is just good for my wellbeing.
SO HERE’S OUR FEEL GOOD ACTIVITIES AND PLANS FOR FEBRUARY
Blast away the winter blues with our fabulous feel good February ideas. We’ve planned a totally feel good February and best of all it’s easily achievable!
1 – head for the beach
Blow away the cobwebs with a winter beach trip. Pack a picnic or call for seaside fish and chips. Soak up that wild weather with a coastal walk.
2 – meditate
Spend a few minutes each day meditating, it’s fab for helping you relax and re-focus on what’s important. I really like the Take A Break meditation app – just 7 minutes and it leaves me feeling refreshed.
3 – mother – daughter home spa
Spend some quality time with your girls with our fab home spa ideas.
4 – take a trip to the museum
Head off to a local museum and discover something new. Most museums still have free entry so visit whilst you can. Could always squeeze in a trip to the coffee shop too for coffee and cake.
5 – plant up some spring bulbs
It’s still not too late to plant up some spring bulbs, they’ll look lovely by the front door.
6 – chocolate cake
Spend a little time in the kitchen and bake your own chocolate cake… maybe this cheat chocolate cake here or buy one. Either way get the kettle on and invite a friend for coffee, gossip and chocolate cake. Perfect.
7 – colouring in
A great way to relax and chill out and one we’re on board with. You can grab our gorgeous free printable colouring sheets right here.
8 – make a sugar lip scrub
Get into the kitchen and mix up your own natural sugar lip scrub, perfect for treating winter damaged lips.
9 – get organised
It always feels good to be on top of things and we’ve got 10 brilliant ways to be more organised.
10 – dog walks
It’s good to get out walking with the dog, it’s free and fab exercise. If you’ve not got time for a dog but still fancy the dog walking, head over to Borrow my Doggy and borrow a dog!
11 – Valentine crafts with the kids
Spend an afternoon crafting with the kids – we’ve got some simple, super cute Valentine crafts the kids will just love.
12 – spring adventures
Now is a great time to plan out some spring adventures. Work out where you want to visit, what kind of things you fancy doing and schedule them into the diary. It’s something to look forward to and for the kids to get excited about!
13 – buy yourself some flowers
Always room in your life for a bunch of flowers. And springtime brings tulips and daffodils which I just love!
14 – cook up a Valentine dinner
Treat yourself and a loved one to a delicious Valentine dinner, go all out with candles and setting up a romantic atmosphere. And… if cooking isn’t your thing, there’s lots of supermarket meal deals to be had.
15 – film night
Snuggle up on the sofa under a blanket and watch a couple of your favourite films. You’ll be needing snacks obviously… a little selection of yum stuff to hand.
16 – climb a big hill
Get outdoors for some fresh air and exercise, pick a hill and hike up it and if you happen to come across a cute little village pub whilst you’re out and about then call in for lunch.
17 – make a tart
Cook yourself a delicious (and easy) tart. We just love this Easy Goat Cheese Tart, feel free to swap and change the ingredients to suit your own tastes.
18 – write a letter
Send a friend a letter – just a few words in a nice card, just because it’s ace to get ‘real’ post.
19– pamper evening
Look after yourself, relax into a deep hot bubble bath, take time to apply lotions and potions and do a full top to toe pamper session.
20 – kick off your spring cleaning
Everything feels better when it’s clean and well organised. Ditch the clutter!
21 – feed the birds
At this time of year garden birds can often struggle to find food, get the kids involved in this wildlife project and create your own natural bird feeder.
22 – random act of kindness
Always room in your life to be kind.
23 – be a tourist in your own town
Head off to your town and do the tourist thing – visit the museums and galleries, spend a day soaking up the vibe – maybe call for lunch in a little local cafe.
24 -pot luck dinner
I think this is quite an american ‘thing’ but one we should definitely do more of over here – throw a pot luck dinner for your friends and get them all to bring a dish of something good.
25 – dance
Whack up the music, open the windows wide and dance! Always makes me feel happy.
26 – pick up a magazine
Treat yourself to a magazine, pop the kettle on and get your feet up whilst you read it cover to cover.
27 – help the kids build a den
You’re never too old to do den building! You can either grab a stack of sheets, throws, pillows and the like and transform the living room or get out into the woods and build a den outdoors. The National Trust have great den building activities at loads of their properties and sites.
28 – make pancakes
Cook up a batch of traditional pancakes for Shrove Tuesday – top with lemon juice and sugar