Celebrating Self-Love Month in Memphis This January

By: Ariel Taranski

January is Self-Love Month, and there’s no better time than after the holidays to really focus on yourself. True self-care isn’t as simple as taking a bubble bath here and there, or journaling some thoughts. It’s all about showing yourself some compassion while drawing much needed boundaries around the things that take too much. Here are some ways you can celebrate this self-care month in the 901.

Connect with Nature

Even though the Memphis weather can’t make up its mind most days, it’s a good idea to get some sunshine (even if you have to bundle up). Explore one of our many parks and areas full of wildlife, greenery, and open space.

Dog-Friendly Parks

Buy Fresh Foods

Incorporating a healthy diet into your everyday can do wonders! Who knew our parents weren’t lying about fresh fruits and veggies when we were kids? Memphis has a ton of spots where you can buy locally-grown produce, thankfully.

Find a New Hobby

Your spare time should include some fun, don’t you think? Whether you want to dive back into things from your childhood or explore new games and activities, there’s something for everyone on this list!


Stay Active

Exercise is a great way to release endorphins, especially during these cold months where it’s so easy to fall into a daze. And exercising doesn’t have to have an end goal. You can just do it because you enjoy it! From rock climbing to cycling, here are some local places that’ll help you work on your fitness.

Treat Yourself

Treat yourself 2023! Whether you want a full spa experience or just to indulge in a mani/pedi combo, here are some places in Memphis that will take care of you, for you.

Add Greenery to Your Space

Livening up your indoors can drastically shift your mood. Plus, living plants can increase the air quality in your home, so it’s a win-win. If you don’t already have a green thumb, don’t worry. There are plent of plants for beginners that will brighten up your space in no time.

Explore New Media

Nothing beats a good book, album, or movie. Immersing yourself into new stories is a great way to take time out of your busy day for you. Here are some shops in the Bluff City where you can find books, movies, music, and more.


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