When thinking of funny self-care ideas, coming up with a humorous list of things may not be the first thing that comes to mind. However, funny self-care activities can actually be a great way to relax and de-stress.
It is vital to preserve our wellness so that we can function correctly. We need this for both physical and mental health, which are essential in order to get through life’s tough moments without hesitation or dread!
The best way I’ve found is by making sure my own needs are met first before looking after everyone else around me. This means taking time out each day for some wellness-themed activities, even if it’s just for a few minutes.
And what better way to relax and de-stress than by doing something funny? Here are 30 funny self-care ideas our editor wants you to do.
15 Funny Self-Care Practices
1. Creating a sign that displays your me-time hours
People may scoff at the thought of doing this but when setting boundaries, it is always a good thing to be clear. By putting up a sign, you make it known that during these hours, you are not to be disturbed unless it is an emergency.
When coming up with your sign, take some time creating one that is individualized to your personality and interests. For example, create a sign with greenery or flowers if you love being outdoors, or use a funny meme as your background.
2. Make a list of things that make you laugh
This is a great way to remind yourself of the little things in life that bring you joy. Sometimes, when we are feeling down, all it takes is one funny memory to instantly boost our mood.
Laughing has even been shown to have some great health benefits like reducing stress, improving heart health and physical health, and even helping to relieve pain. So, next time you’re feeling low, take out your list and have a good chuckle!
3. Make a blanket fort in the living room
This is a great way to relax and feel like a kid again. Building a blanket fort is also a fun activity to do with family or friends. Once you’re done, you can curl up inside with a good book or movie and enjoy your new cozy space.
4. Use a token board
Some of you may not know this but by trade, I’m a board-certified behavior analyst and a lot of what I do is generate what is reinforcing for people. So a funny self-care activity I like to do is use a token board. Using a token board is not only a good idea for motivational purposes but adding a bit more structure to your self-care goals.
A token board is basically a chart with different behaviors listed that you want to increase and every time you complete that behavior, you get a sticker or some type of marker. For example, if my goal is to work out 3 times this week, I would put a star next to Monday, Wednesday, and Friday after I finish my workout.
5. Watch your favorite movie wearing a funny onesie
Onesies are not just for kids, adults can enjoy them too! This is a great way to relax and have some laughs at the same time. You can even make it into a funny self-care night by popping some popcorn, grabbing your favorite movie snacks, and getting comfy in your onesie.
6. Have a solo dance party
Dancing is a great way to relieve stress and have some fun. So, turn up your favorite tunes and let loose! No one is around to judge you so let yourself go wild! I love spending time coming up with a short dance routine for a couple of minutes and playing only some of my favorite music.
7. Give your indoor plants a name
When being a plant mom become a new hobby, I looked at each plant and named each one after prolific black leaders that I look up to. Perhaps, for you, it’ll be funny or quirky TV show characters, influential authors, family members, or neighbors you grew up with that you’ve always admired.
Not only is this a new way to show your plants some love, but you might even find yourself talking to them more often because of the personal connection formed from watering them.
8. Make your favorite ice cream from childhood
For me, this was birthday cake ice cream. It was a treat I always looked forward to as a kid and still think about to this day. So, I decided to make it for myself! It was so much fun reminiscing about my childhood while also enjoying a delicious treat with a new recipe I haven’t tried before.
9. Have a pillow fight with your partner
My old favorite funny self-care idea! This is a great way to let off some steam if you’ve had a bad day while also getting some laughs in. Just make sure you don’t use your good pillows! Spending a little time with your partner can also help to improve your relationship.
10. Ask your best friend to take PTO with you
There’s nothing like taking a mental health day from work to relax and recharge with your best friend. You can do all of your favorite self-care activities together, like getting massages, and facials, taking a yoga class or exploring outdoors on a bike.
And, since you both have the day off, you can take your time and really enjoy each other’s company.
11. Making friends through an online app
Forming social connections improves your emotional health and emotional state. Apps like Bumble BFF and Meetup have become increasingly popular for people to make friends, fostering a community is a small thing you can do for your mental health.
12. Say hello to yourself in the mirror
This is a great way to start your day off on a positive note. It might feel funny at first, but it’s a great way to practice self-love and appreciation. I think a lot of us can identify with how heavy our emotional needs greeting us each morning can feel.
Spending time focusing on your individual needs in the morning can help set the tone for all of our busy schedules.
13. Form a niche book club with yourself
Devoting time to reading a specific book genre is an important thing for your personal development.
You can even create a book club with yourself by reading one great book a month on the same subject. For example, read a self-help book for 30 days and see how that month shapes up for you.
14. Create a nursery-sounding playlist for when you go to sleep
This is perhaps one of my favorite self-care tips on the list because it’s the simple things that create inner peace right before my head touches the pillow.
We all know how important sleep is for our physical and mental health, but sometimes it’s hard to drift off into dreamland. Creating a playlist that sounds like it’s coming from a nursery can help relax you and bring out some nostalgic childhood feelings.
15. Watch Youtube videos on food reviews
I cannot emphasize this self-care routine enough to you readers. When I finish work for the day, I go on youtube and search for food reviews from my favorite YT content creator, Daym Drops and Delish are things I have integrated into my daily life.
Nothing like rewarding yourself for all of the hard work you’ve put in with some funny videos and great content!
Best Self-Care Activities That Will Boost Your Mood
Self-care is important for our physical, mental, and emotional well-being. However, it doesn’t have to be boring or mundane. There are tons of funny and creative self-care ideas that you can do to boost your mood and relieve stress.
So, next time you’re feeling down or need a pick-me-up, try one of these funny self-care activities and see how you feel!