A not-quite-exhaustive (but still pretty darn comprehensive) list of resources on self-care.



Start looking for self-care resources and what will you find?  A whole lot, turns out.

Some (like this one) are helpful, others less so.  Like any other search, you’ve got to sift through all sorts of jazz to find what you’re looking for.

Or do you?

I’ve rounded up solid self-care resources from all corners of the internet, and am sharing them here in one handy spot.

I hope it helps you!

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A few things to note:

  • This roundup is comprised of web and magazine articles, blog posts, professional info pages, tip sheets, audio-visual media playlists/galleries, and tech tools; it’s intended to be a dynamic resource rather than an authoritative list
  • Many of these resources address a general audience; others are directed to a particular niche
  • Most of these resources advocate for the practice of self-care in some shape or form; some question its current uses and definition
  • Lastly, many of these resources include links to additional resources… so, if you fancy a real self-care rabbit hole experience, you’re in luck!

And now, in no particular order…



45 simple self-care practices for a healthy mind, body & soul | Tiny Buddha
Self-care for activists | Rookie
Why self-care is so important | Lifehacker
A simple guide to self-care | The Atlantic
How clinicians practice self-care | PsychCentral
Self-care in therapy | GoodTherapy
The history of self-care | Slate
9 easy ways to practice self-care this week | Health
What self-care is– and what it isn’t | PsychCentral
‘Boring self-care’ drawings celebrate everyday mental health | HuffPost
25 science-backed ways to change your life by taking better care of yourself | Greatist
25 ways to practice self-care | Healthyish
Self-care tips videos | The Center for Mind-Body Medicine
How to supercharge your self-care | MindBodyGreen
10 simple ways to practice self-care | Wanderlust
Self-care for health care providers | SAMHSA
If you’re under stress, self-care is essential | Upworthy
Self-care strategies | Crisis Clinic
Self-care tips | Massage Magazine
Taking care of you: self-care for family caregivers | Family Caregiver Alliance
Self-care after trauma | RAINN
Self-care | Love Is Respect
What nobody tells you about self-care | The Mighty
Take care of yourself | Depression Toolkit
Self-care with Drs. Sarah | Soundcloud
3 things you should know about intersectionality and self-care | Shine
Self-care | NC State University Counseling Center
Cate Blanchett on aging and self-care | Motto
Self-care article list | The Hairpin
5 self-care strategies that aren’t #@&%-ing mani-pedis | Continuum
I think I’ve been abusing the concept of self-care | Man Repeller
Self-care for parents | Stop Child Abuse Now
Taking care of yourself | National Alliance on Mental Illness
Self-care GIFs | Giphy
Self-care for solopreneurs podcast | Jessica F. Walker

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What does ‘self-care’ really mean? | Fader
Taking care of yourself | Campus Mind Works
A repository of self-care resources |
Self-care and peer support | Dart Center for Journalism & Trauma
Self-care for veterinarians | American Veterinary Medical Association
Work is my self-care | The New York Times
Self-care archives | Rookie
Trending images on self-care | We Heart It
Self-care archives | Conscious Company Media
Why self-care isn’t selfish | Forbes
Stop pressuring me to take care of myself | Vice
Self-care presentation | Johns Hopkins Center for Public Health Preparedness
Self-care for creatives | Ivory & Pine
How to practice self-care and feel more energized | In It 4 the Long Run
50 ways to practice self-care | Sacred Self-Love
30 ways to practice self-care | Brit Strawbridge
100 ways to practice self-care | Dalindcy
101 self-care activities | Get Mom Balanced
DIY self-care box | No Shame In Our Sickness
How reframing negative thoughts changed my life | Survival Is a Talent
17 inexpensive ideas for self-care | Resilient
101 useful ways to practice self-care | Delighted Heart
64 ideas for self-care when life gets hard | Janine Ripper
11 things to do when you’re having a down day | Chase the Rainbows
My nightly self-care routine | The Truth Practice
Self-care strategies that work for me | Remaining Meg
10 ways I practice self care on a daily basis | Diehard Foodie
22 ways to treat yo’self without spending money | Life and a Budget
Balanced self-care and list of self-care activities | Uku-Lela Therapy
Why self-care isn’t selfish | Counseling Recovery
38 simple ideas for taking care of yourself when you need it most | POPSUGAR
70 simple ways to practice self-care | Jonnie March
90 ways to practice self-care and feel more energised | Those Positive Thoughts
Why self-care is a bold and badass commitment | Sarah Steckler
30 simple self-care ideas | Second Chance to Dream
50 items to have in your self-care sanctuary | The Truth Practice
How to turn self-care into a lifestyle | The Truth Practice
Self-care ideas that won’t cost you money | Let’s Plan Our Tomorrow
How to practise self-care like a boss | Wholeheartedly Healthy
60 ways to practice self-care right now | Blessing Manifesting
21 self-care practices for the mind, body, and soul | Confident Life
101 self care ideas | Ivory & Pine
How to make a self-care kit for when you’re in crisis | Creative Dream Incubator
25 self-care ideas for bad days | Resilient
101 ideas for simple self-care | One Little Happy Thing
5 easy ways to make space for self-care | Celery & Cupcakes
Self-care activities you actually have time for | Page Flutter
Self-care ideas for spring | Wholeheartedly Healthy
The complete guide to self-care journaling | The Truth Practice
Daily self care schedule | Simply Stepping
25 healthy ways to deal with stress | Style of Change
Self care for anxiety | Blessing Manifesting
Why we need rituals (and how to develop your own) | Simplicity Relished
10 rebellious tips for self-care | Black Girl in Om
15 ways to practice self-care | Loved by Liv
What’s in my self-care toolkit | Jessica Dimas
Why helping professionals are so bad at self-care | Ivory & Pine
30 self-care activities that don’t cost a damn thing | Radical Transformation Project
A beginner’s guide to self-care | Feisty Green Polka Dot
20 ways to take care of yourself | Melissa Satti
Self care for the Type A’s | Ivory & Pine
15 minute self-care | Get Mom Balanced
50 ways to take a break | HuffPost
Self-care tips to deal with loneliness | Skinned Knees
Self-care resources | Christy Tending
Self care ideas that are cheap and easy | Thoughts Above
25 ways to use your love language for self-care | Soul-Warriors
101 30-day self-care challenge ideas | Sarah Rose Coaching
How to create a self-care strategy | Mindful Art Studio
31 self-care activities | Courageous Writing
20 things to start doing | Decaremons
Self-care to do list | Michelle Lynn Studies
12 self care Sunday ideas | Scale It Simple
50 awesome ways to care for yourself when life sucks | Your Self Movement
32 awesome self-care ideas to practice in college | Emma Lenhart
What is self-care anyway? | The Blissful Mind
4 self-care solutions I’m adopting to better my mental health | xoJane
Self-care ideas for when you’re short on time | Jane Travis
Self-care video playlist | YouTube
Self-care audio playlist | Soundcloud
Self-care podcast playlist | Stitcher
The importance of self-care playlist | TED
Self-care jam |
Self-care bot | BotList
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  1. Natasha of Unjunkiefied says:

    This list is phenomenal. Honestly, I am so dang sick of seeing a zillion self-care posts and they are all the same. Yet, I do know that self-care is an essential part of a woman’s life. That being said, you killed it with this. I am sharing this with my email subscribers in my weekly newsletter. Definitely, something they need to look at. Thank you so much! 🙂 Amazing. It’s incredible.

    1. Thanks so much for the kind words, Natasha! I’m honored that you’re sharing this with your people. I hope it helps them out. Cheering you (and them) on!

  2. Jessica F. Walker says:

    Oh my gosh, this list is so good!
    I wanted to share with you a new resource – Self Care for Solopreneurs Podcast. It’s all about helping you take care of yourself so you can take care of business. It’s available on iTunes, stitcher, and the google play store.

    1. Sounds awesome, Jessica! I’ve included it here and can’t wait to check it out for myself. Good luck!

  3. jenny says:

    love the list I’m currently in need of things to read about self care right now and this helps

    1. Michaela @ Wild & Precious says:

      I’m so glad to hear it, Jenny. Thanks for reading!

  4. Zoë says:

    This is a seriously extensive list!

    Totally bookmarked. Thanks 🙂

    1. Michaela @ Wild & Precious says:

      Yay! I hope you find it helpful, Zoë! Thanks for reading.

  5. Lynn Woods says:

    WOW! This is a great list! Thanks for this roundup. I am so bad about self care, but trying to get better!

    1. Michaela @ Wild & Precious says:

      I’m with you, Lynn! It’s a lifelong work in progress, right? The main thing is to decide that it matters + make (even a bit of) space for it. Thanks so much for reading!

  6. Olivia says:

    What a comprehensive list. This article s great I’ll bookmark it for future reference and share it with my friends. That must have taken a long time to collate!

    1. Michaela @ Wild & Precious says:

      I’m so glad you found it helpful, Olivia! Thanks for reading.

  7. Sarah says:

    Wow, what a great list! Thanks for sharing.

    1. Michaela @ Wild & Precious says:

      My pleasure, Sarah! Thanks for reading.

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