17 Women Share Their Version of Self-Care


I wrote a Happiness Recipe in my moleskine, which is basically a long long list of my needs divided in Mental/Emotional/Physical/Spiritual. In Mental I have stuff like “Reading” “Colouring books” “Breaks”; in Emotional”Talking to a friend” “Seeing pretty stuff on pinterest” “Inspiring talks/interviews” “Laughing”; Physical “Working out” “Sleep” “Drinking water”; Spiritual “meditation” “Thankfulness”. When I’m feeling down I check what of those needs I can meet at the time so I can feel better.’


I like to send nice messages to other people. If I’m feeling down or stuck, I’ll text a friend or my cousin just to tell them I love them and they’re great. It usually makes their day, and it makes me feel better to turn a rough day for me into a good day for someone else.


This may not work for everyone but for me whenever I feel depressed or like my mind is racing, I try to get lost in learning about whacky or weird things or reading really mysterious stories.


I will go for a walk. Or I’ll journal all my thoughts. Both help when I need to forget about things for a bit or need to get all the negative thoughts out.


Written by Irvi Torremoro

Irvi Torremoro is an Austinite by way of Las Vegas. She's worked in various outlets in food & beverage and is now focused on writing, eating all the things, talking about Beyonce, and petting all the puppies. She runs, a lifestyle blog about people in the service industry.