Self-care is a daily practice. Something that most of us are guilty of is that we treat self-care as some kind of reward and not as a part of our daily routine. It’s not like you need a reason to show love and affection to yourself. Establish self-care as a habit of your daily ritual by practicing one of the following self-care gestures each day.
1| Name 3 things you are grateful for before going to bed.
2| Listen to your favorite song non-stop in the morning.
3| Look at yourself in the mirror and name 3 parts of your body that you love.
4| Treat yourself with a snack on your way home.
5| Say “no” to your phone. Log out from all your social media accounts.
6| Discover new inspiring people and communities to follow on social media. Ask your friends for recommendations.
7| Go on a date with your significant other or hang out with friends.
8| Declutter your digital devices and social media following.
9| Meditate for 5 to 10 min in the morning to clear your thoughts.
10| Take a 15 min break from work or study to stretch your body and have a light exercise.
11| Read 3 motivational quotes throughout the day.
12| After a long day, take some time off and enjoy a movie in the evening.
13| Eat only healthy meals and snacks during the day.
14| Enjoy a cup of coffee or tea in the morning besides the company of a good book, podcast or youtube video.
15| Have a spa day at home.
16| Wake up earlier in the morning and take your time to get ready. Dress in your favorite outfit, do your hair and take care of your skin (put some makeup on if you feel so).
17| Take 30 minutes of your day to work on your passion.
18| Go for a 30 min walk at your nearby park.
19| Declutter, organize and redecorate your room.
20| Make sure to get 8 hours of sleep at night.
21| Write down all of your worries, doubts, fears and negative feelings into a piece of paper.
22| Have a sleepover with your bff.
23| Buy a gift to yourself.
24| Set your goals and resolutions for the upcoming year.
25| Enjoy dinner with your family.
Self-care isn’t shallow or selfish, it’s about taking care of your mental and physical health. It’s about establishing new healthy habits, changing your mindset, learning how to love yourself, showing kindness and forgiveness to you as you would to a stranger and facing every day, good or bad, as a precious lesson. It’s a lifetime journey of healing your past, accepting yourself and constantly evolving into a better person.
Thanks for reading. Let me know your thoughts in the comments down below. See ya soon with a new blog post so stay tuned. xoxo ♡
Lots of love, Vaso