A Go-To, Feel Good, Self Care Routine When You’re Running On Empty

I live my best when I feel my best. Whenever I feel like I’m filling myself with the wrong things, I like to practice my go-to routine to feel good and more like myself because feeling like myself reminds me of my current greatness and my potential. My go-to recharge routine consists of:

Spending time alone

Sometimes the best person to spend time with is yourself. If the opinions, thoughts, anxieties, of others are starting to get to you, spend some time alone. I used to love spending time with other people but as I’ve gotten older I’ve started to cherish my own company too. Spending time alone allows you to get comfortable with your own thoughts and emotions.

Spend time in nature

Nature is very healing and is a perfect way to recharge if you’ve been feeling worn out. Spending time outdoors will keep you level headed and reduce stress.

Use scent

Aromatherapy is a beautiful thing. Scent has the ability to lift your mood and give you a sense of peace and calmness. If you’re feeling stressed, light a candle, pour a couple drops of essential oil a bath, or even smell flowers! There are so many ways to use scent as a natural mood enhancer.


Reading is a great way to get out of your head and practice mindfulness. When you read your mind concentrates on the words on the page and lets your imagination roam free. This is a great why to shift your focus and concentrate on something other than your own life.

Do a full meditative, skincare routine

Sometimes a great way to feel better, is to look better. When I’m feeling kind of “bleh” I like to do a full skincare routine that includes deep breathing and steaming my face. This is great way to unwind after a long day. Make sure to practice mindfulness during this, feeling every movement as you lather on products. This will leave you feeling clean and calm.

Related: 5 Step Pamper Routine (For The Mind and Body)

Everything is temporary, bad days come and go. Just because you’re feeling crumby now doesn’t mean you have to wallow in it. These tips are a great way to get you centered and out of your bad mood.


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