How to talk about self-care in Spanish
Published on January 14, 2021 / Updated on November 4, 2022
Think of self-care. What do you see? Many will think of relaxing somewhere peaceful. Others will picture a tasty meal cooked by someone else. And yet others will think of their favorite yoga sequence, makeup routine or video game.
That’s the beauty of self-care: it can be whatever you want it to be. But how can you talk about self-care (autocuidado) in Spanish? You might be thinking to yourself: “Well, this is a very specific topic. I don’t think I’ll ever be asked about this.” However, if you’re familiar with our philosophy, we believe learning should be highly personal, customised and flexible from the start.
It all starts with the body and the mind. Here are some examples of self-care activities to help you stay happy, active and in touch with your own body! Just remember: the verbs on the list aren’t conjugated. Make sure to adapt the verbs to your own situation!
Just as important as taking care of your physical side is maintaining a healthy heart and mind. Nothing like some relaxing, nurturing self-care activities to bring us some peace and quiet! And here’s how we’d say them in Spanish:
We already know that helping others can make us feel amazing. But whether you’re actively trying to make someone’s life better or simply spending time with friends, your relationship with others is a part of a solid self-care routine. So here are some examples:
While it might sound contradictory at first – after all, isn’t self-care about…well…the self? – many people associate self-care with caring for the space around them: organising, decluttering, cleaning and creating a beautiful home. Here are some self-care activities you can do around the house:
Remember: language should be highly personal. We invite you to make it a priority to express your preferences, hobbies and occupations in Spanish as soon as possible, so you can witness your fluency soar! So what are your favourite self-care activities and how can you express them in Spanish?