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Best Self-Care Activities According To Your Love Language


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Self-care is very personal… As such, there really isn't a right or a wrong way to practice self-care. You just have to be open to yourself and recognize what your personal needs are so you can satisfy them.


Below is a list of self-care ideas based on the five different love languages. Find your love language(s) and try some of the suggestions when you need a pick-me-up!


Words of Affirmation

  1. Daily Affirmation

  2. Positive Self-Talk

  3. Gratitude Journal/Jar

  4. Create a Mantra

  5. Be Your Cheerleader


Physical Touch

  1. Yoga, Exercise, Dance

  2. Stretching

  3. Skin Care Routine

  4. Mani and Pedi

  5. Bubble Bath


Receiving Gifts

  1. Buy Yourself Flowers

  2. Little Gifts

  3. Order Takeout

  4. Go on a Vacation

  5. Invest in Yourself


Quality Time

  1. Solo Date

  2. Spend Time in Nature

  3. Meditation

  4. Spend Time on Hobbies

  5. Rest, Recovery, and Sleep


Acts of Service

  1. Volunteer

  2. Declutter Your Space

  3. Set Monthly Goals

  4. Keep a Habit Tracker

  5. Meal Prep


Self-care is an important part of our lives. You deserve the comfort and calm that comes with taking care of yourself. Make sure you are taking the time to do what’s best for YOU!




Scot Oppenlander is a senior at Brigham Young University-Idaho studying communication with a journalism emphasis. He is about to begin the last semester of his Bachelor's degree, and he is currently applying to law school.

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