30+ Essential Self-Care Habits To Improve Body-Mind-Heart Balance & Promote Healing

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30 Essential Self-Care Habits That Improve Body-Mind-Heart Balance & Promote Healing

There is an invisible and powerful connection between the mind, body and heart (soul, spirit, chi). From nerve impulses in the brain to biochemical reactions in the body, your core systems constantly pass messages around, messages aimed to create wellness and balance within.

Your body wants and works towards that equilibrium, and there are things we choose to do or not do that influence this delicate balance one way of the other.

Understanding what heals and what hurts our body-mind-heart is the first step. Finding balance that works for you is the ultimate goal.

This we know for sure: When your core systems are disconnected and unbalanced, you’re more susceptible to pain and disease; when they are in balance, you’re generating wellness and vitality.

Self-Care Habits For Body-Mind-Heart Balance & Healing

Modern life is stress-full, complicated, and often overwhelming. To balance the barrage of stress & pressure we’re put under every day, we need to focus on our well-being and make self-care a priority.

If we don’t incorporate these vital self-care habits into every day, we risk overtaxing our systems, creating physical and emotional unbalance, unhappiness, and risk burning out.

Fortunately, with a little bit of attention to self-care of the body, mind, and heart, you can create a healthier and more balanced you.


  1. Yoga & Tai Chi
  2. Exercise & movement (walking, running, dancing, cardio)
  3. Sleep & rest
  4. Water & green tea
  5. Massage & healing touch (hugs, cuddles)
  6. Nourishment (clean, real & nutritious food, supplements)
  7. Body scan
  8. Grounding (breath, gardening, walking barefoot)
  9. Deep breathing & alternate nostril breathing
  10. Detox, juicing & cleansing
  11. Acupuncture


  1. Meditation
  2. Mindfulness
  3. Chakra clearing/balancing
  4. Self-expression (writing, drawing, knitting, dance, sing, etc.)
  5. Positive attitude & optimism
  6. Reading & learning
  7. Emotional healing work
  8. Self-compassion
  9. Boundaries (saying “no”)
  10. Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
  11. Relaxation & mental breaks (walking away)


  1. Gratitude
  2. Joy & laughter
  3. Time with nature
  4. Journaling
  5. Nurturing relationships
  6. Self-acceptance
  7. Solitude
  8. Positive affirmations
  9. Visualizations
  10. Passions & hobbies
  11. Volunteering & giving

Are you struggling to find the time for self-care? Feeling chronically stressed, lost or overwhelmed? Not sure how to give yourself the love and care you deserve?

You’re worthy of putting yourself first!

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