The Self-Care Guide for Lazy People
Does a 90-minute vinyasa class or baking a loaf of sourdough from scratch count as self-care? Sure. But if your vibe is slightly more laid-back (guilty), here are some more low-maintenance—but just as valuable—ways to treat yourself. (Because you totally deserve it.)
Keep a One-Word Journal
Who has the time to write a lengthy entry every day about your innermost thoughts and dreams? Ugh, not us. Instead, we’re all about one-word journaling, the low-key ritual where you pick a word that captures the spirit of your day—no other requirements or restrictions. Simple.
Do a Two-Minute Stretch
Let’s be honest: The best part of a workout is that delicious stretch at the end. So, in the name of self-care, we’re skipping the exercise part and going straight to the good stuff. Here’s an easy stretch that will elongate your spine and feel ah-mazing. (But chilling out in child’s pose is also totally acceptable.)
Call Your Best Friend
You and your squad text on a regular basis, but next time you’re walking to an appointment or waiting for the bus, pick up the phone for a quick chat with your bestie. It’s guaranteed to put a smile on your face and make a typically-dull activity way more fun.
Purge Your Instagram
Your old high school classmate who can’t let a day go by without posting an inspirational quote? Delete. That ultra-toned, six-packed stranger who loves posting #workoutselfies? Gotta go. Instapurging will make you feel so much better about your feed life.
Just sit on the couch and chill. Maybe take a nap. Or you know, don’t. You do you.