Department of Family Services – Domestic and Sexual Violence Services

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Monday–Friday 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

TTY 711

12011 Government Center Parkway, Pennino Building, Floor 7, Suite 740
Fairfax, VA 22035

Toni Zollicoffer,

Self-Care: 10 Simple Ways to Treat Yourself

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(Posted 2021 December)

You’ve heard it before: It’s the little things. When it comes to self-care, it is indeed the little things that can bring you bliss.

Better still, these 10 simple treat-yourself tricks don’t cost a thing because luxury shouldn’t have to require loot.

  1. person sitting and smiling in field of flowersTake a long walk around a local park—alone or with a buddy.
  2. Turn your shower into a sanctuary with candles, aromatherapy products, soft lighting, a plush bathrobe and a skin-smoothing scrub.
  3. Take a mental health day and pamper yourself.
  4. Throw fresh sheets on your bed.
  5. Pick wildflowers and make a table centerpiece.
  6. Watch the sunset.
  7. Linger over coffee or tea on Sunday morning.
  8. Lose yourself in a good book.
  9. Turn up your favorite song and dance.
  10. Take a nap.

This article posting is part of the Domestic and Sexual Violence Services' Volunteer Voices monthly newsletter for current and potential volunteers. If you're not already a volunteer, learn how to get involved. Find out about upcoming trainings, volunteer trainings, happenings around the DSVS office and information about articles, books, media recommendations and more.

Learn more about the Domestic and Sexual Violence Services (DSVS).

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