10 realistic self-care ideas for 2024

Having a self care routines allows you to focus more on yourself with activities you enjoy.

Self-care looks different for everyone.

Some people enjoy eating delicious sweet treats for self-care, while others use health products for theirs. Self-care is what makes you feel good while enjoying yourself.

Here is a guide on 10 self-care ideas for 2024:

Go shopping

Shopping is a form of self-care because you can buy something nice for yourself. It can be a new purse you’ve been eyeing or watching.

It’s a way to buy yourself something new and feel good afterward.

Solo coffee date

Solo coffee dates are a perfect opportunity to get some work done and have some alone time away from family or partners.

You can bring your laptop, journals or just yourself to the coffee shop.

Take this as an opportunity to have some alone time and enjoy a yummy drink or treat.

Check out my solo coffee date guide for more tips for a pleasant time.

Coffee shops in metro Detroit:

  • Desert Oasis Coffee Roasters: 1220 Griswold St., Detroit
  • Seven Sundays Coffee: 225 Main St., Royal Oak
  • Rosa: 19180 Grand Ave., Detroit
  • Avalon Café and Bakery:1049 Woodward Ave., Detroit
  • Biggby Coffee – Various locations
  • Just Baked Café & Bakeshop: 26583 Evergreen Road, Southfield

Read a book

Reading is an opportunity to learn and grow your knowledge or have entertainment.

There are a variety of book novels with genres ranging from crime, folklore, and romance to mystery.

Take a warm bath

A very simple self-care routine if you buy some bubble bath mix, and for ultimate comfort a bath bomb.

Warm baths are a great way to sit back, relax and just enjoy the warm water on your skin.

To get even more cozy, light a few of your favorite candles and sit them by your tub side.


Journaling is a way to express yourself and let out any emotions or thoughts you are feeling.

Check out my recent journaling guide for 2024 with six tips on how to start journaling.

Make your favorite dish

Making your favorite dish is a form of self-care because it allows you to create something that you cannot only eat but also celebrate.

Take 2024, as the year you get to enjoy your favorite foods without wearing about too much.

Foods to make at home:

  • Homemade pizza
  • Chicken Alfredo pasta
  • Philly cheesesteak Hoagies
  • Salads

Have a movie night

Grab your popcorn, blanket, fuzzy socks and get ready to cozy up with your favorite snacks to watch a movie.

Having a movie night can break you away from the stresses of everyday life and let you relax a bit.

Visit a new attraction

Check out your local city guide or websites to see what new attractions are coming up.

Going to new attractions allows you to experience new sights and activities.

Attractions to try out:

  • Bowling
  • Amusement parks
  • Museums
  • Exhibits
  • Markets
  • Concerts

Do a DIY project

Think of things you want to create and set our time to work on them.

Doing DIY projects can boost your creativity and productivity. You can find them on Pinterest, TikTok, or YouTube.

DIY project ideas:

  • Creating a groovy T-shirt
  • Painting canvas
  • Upcycling
  • Keychains from scratch
  • Creating tote bags

Have a game night

Whether it’s board or video games, playing games can bring out the nostalgia and make you good as well.

Games to play:

  • Monopoly
  • Uno
  • Clue
  • Solitaire
  • Sims
  • Video games
  • Mobile games

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