Self-care does not just have to be practised one day a week, we can implement self-care into our daily routine to help use destress and encourage self-love.
Self-care is important on so many levels and it means caring for your mind, body and soul.
I have listed 50 daily self-care ideas for you to add to your daily routine.
Remember never do anything you dislike, everyone has different forms of self-care that they will enjoy. I appreciate as a full-time mum setting up her own business and in education it can feel like we have no time for ourselves. You owe yourself at least 30 minutes every day for your own mental health and wellbeing.
You are a priority.
1. Read a book
2. Write a happiness journal
3. Write a gratitude list
4. Mindful eating
5. Mindful showering
6. Herbal tea
7. Go for a walk
8. Make a goal list for the week
9. Declutter or clean
10. Turn your tv off
11. Time out from social media to unwind
14. Exercise class or gym session
15. Watch a funny film
16. DIY face mask
17. Call a friend
18. Lunch with a friend
19. Make a home cooked meal
20. Listen to your favourite music
22. Diffuse essential oils
23. Put yourself first
24. Buy yourself flowers
25. Clean bed sheets
26. Spend time with a loved one
27. Have an early night
28. Cut out caffeine
30. Organise your clothes
31. Cancel any plans you don’t really want to do
32. Hot water bottle
33. Skin care routine
35. Scented candles
36. Meat free day
38. Make overnight oats
39. Organise a night out with your friends to look forward to
40. Adult drawing
41. Say no
42. Stop being a people pleaser
43. Read motivational blogs
44. Pet an animal
45. Star watch
46. Cloud watch
47. Breathing awareness
48. Positive self talk
49. Daily affirmations
50. Help someone
I try to include the below in my daily self-care routine.
•Meditating with crystals
This relaxes me and gets me into the right mindset. I usually meditate when my little girl is in bed but I wear some of my crystals throughout the day.
•Time out from tv and phone
It is so important to have time out from technology on a daily basis.
•Cuddles with my little girl and dog
My little girl is so loving and having cuddles with her fills me with so much love and happiness. My dog is pretty cute too!
•Work towards a goal each day
Every week I write down what my goals are for the week. This gives me a clear direction of where I need to focus my time and energy each day to achieve my weekly goals.
After meditating I spend time visualising what I will have in my future as if I already have it.
•Daily herbal teas
I have a chamomile tea and maybe a green or red bush tea every day. I sit down and enjoy my warm drink (if my little girl allows).
I try to end every day writing a list of 5 things I am grateful for that day.
•Spend some time outside
I believe it is so important to spend some time outside every day, even if you are just out in your garden.
I aim to do 1-2 mindful exercises a day for example mindful washing up or mindful eating.
•Gym 3 times a week
•Sunday facemask and bubble bath
•Boxing once a week
All of the above make me feel great mind, body and soul.
I hope you find one or two ideas to add to your self-care routine. What is your favourite type of self-care? I would love to hear from you!
Sending love and light,