Do you practice self-care? Do you have a regular self-care routine?

This year is one for the books.  Not in a good way, though.  What with a global pandemic, quarantine, murder bees, and now widespread protests and uncertainty, it’s easy to feel stressed out.

I know I have felt really stressed out in the past few weeks.

I am a fan of the show, Insecure, and in one episode, the characters Issa and Molly are going on a Self-Care Sunday hike.  

What a great idea, I thought, to designate one day a week to make an extra effort to show yourself some love.

It doesn’t have to be a Sunday, necessarily, but I like Sunday because, for me, it was always my lazy day.  I never did a lot of work, and usually used it to catch up on TV and maybe run some errands.  

But, as you know, it’s necessary to recharge yourself.  Having a Sunday self-care routine is not selfish, it’s actually quite beneficial.

In fact, to get you thinking about what you can do for your own personal Self-care Sunday, I made a list of 99+ ideas perfect for a self-care day.  

Following a self-care regimen can lead to an improvement in your mood and a decrease in anxiety.  It really is important in order to live a more balanced life.  

So self-care should not be something you just do spontaneously.  You should plan it and make it part of your schedule.

The thing about Self care Sunday, and self care routines in general, is that they can be tailored to whatever works for you.  

You can have a few go-to activities that make you feel best, or you can try a new one each time.

Self care can be categorized into 6 forms: emotional, physical, social, practical, mental, and spiritual.

Emotional Self Care 

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These are activities that help you connect with your emotions, reflect on them, and process them.

Emotional self care is not about making yourself happy all day, every day. 

That’s just impossible. 

Because we are all faced with feelings like sadness, anger, loneliness, and other basically sucky feelings.

What emotional self care does, though, is to prepare you and give you the tools to better deal with these feelings when they occur.

It helps us to not be overwhelmed by whatever feelings we may be experiencing at the time.

It helps us to identify and express those feelings to ourselves and other people.

  1. Write in a journal
  2. Create some art
  3. Play music
  4. See or talk to a therapist
  5. Create a “no” list of things you don’t like to do
  6. Write in your journal
  7. Cry
  8. Recite some positive affirmations in the mirror
  9. Buy yourself some flowers
  10. Laugh
  11. Have a glass of your favorite wine
  12. Have a leisurely cup of coffee
  13. Give yourself a compliment or 10
  14. Define a new goal
  15. Make a vision board
  16. Smile
  17. Unfollow negative people on social media
  18. Talk to someone you trust about your feelings
  19. Listen to a positive podcast
  20. Do something that makes you happy
  21. Write a letter to someone who hurt you, then burn the letter and let it go

Physical Self Care 

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This includes activities that help you to improve your physical health.

This type of self-care is ignored a lot because sometimes it’s just not fun to do. 

While it does include obvious actions like exercising and eating healthy foods, physical self care is more than just that. 

The thing about physical self-care is that it might be the most important. 

I mean, you only get one body, and if you don’t take care of it, you can’t buy or rent another one!

  1. Go for a walk
  2. Get 8 hours of sleep that night
  3. Schedule medical appointments
  4. Eat a salad (or something else healthy)
  5. Sleep in!
  6. Exercise
  7. Go for a hike
  8. Open up all the blinds
  9. Take a nap
  10. Get a massage
  11. Dance it out–follow a YouTube or TikTok video!
  12. Go for a swim
  13. Drink water to stay hydrated
  14. Take medication that you need for a health condition
  15. Have an herbal tea
  16. Go to the farmers market for some fresh foods
  17. Use a foam roller to release some tension
  18. Go for a bike ride
  19. Perform some simple stretches
  20. Go skating
  21. Give yourself a facial

Social Self Care 

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This type of self-care includes anything that nurtures the relationships with the people in your life.  

Human beings are social creatures, so spending time with others is important to our happiness and well being.  

While you may consider interactions with your coworkers, children, or your partner as social self-care, they are not usually sufficient.  

Most of the time, these interactions fill some need, and so it is necessary to take extra time to enjoy the act of socializing.

  1. Go for brunch with friends
  2. Call a loved one
  3. Go on a date
  4. Have a mani-pedi with some friends
  5. Reach out to your crush if you’re single
  6. Chat with another customer while picking up your coffee
  7. Cook dinner and invite someone over
  8. Join a book club or start a book club
  9. Cuddle up with your kid(s), pet, or partner
  10. Check out Meetup for a local group you can join and meet new people
  11. Do something nice for someone
  12. Compliment a stranger
  13. Face time or Skype with a friend or with a family member

Practical Self Care 

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These are actions you take in your life in order to better prepare you for or to prevent anticipated stressful situations.

It means making an environment that will set you up for success.

This can entail anything and everything from your living situation to your finances, and even place of employment. 

It can include knowing when and where your money comes in, spending wisely and saving, knowing when bills are due and paying them on time, and doing your taxes.  

  1. Plan the week coming up
  2. Wear an outfit that makes you feel good about yourself
  3. Organize your closet
  4. Take an online class for personal development
  5. Plan for Monday
  6. Choose your work outfits for the week
  7. Delete pictures from your phone you no longer want
  8. Turn off your phone or social media for a determined period of time
  9. Change your bedsheets
  10. Deep clean a part of your home
  11. Meal prep for the week ahead
  12. Take a bubble bath
  13. Take an extra-long, relaxing shower

Mental Self Care 

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This type of self-care includes anything that stimulates your mind or intellect. 

It also involves keeping your stress levels as low as possible.

If you live with anxiety, depression, or a similar condition, it is especially important to practice mental self-care. 

It’s easy to overlook mental self-care because it’s not as visible or clear-cut as physical self-care for example.

  1. Read a book
  2. Go to a museum
  3. Visit an art gallery
  4. Change your routine–try something new
  5. Learn a few phrases of another language
  6. Play chess, or learn to play
  7. Practice self-acceptance 
  8. Try a new recipe
  9. Write a short story
  10. Teach your pet a new trick
  11. Create something, craft, or DIY
  12. Watch your favorite TV show
  13. Practice self-compassion
  14. Explore a new part of town
  15. Do a crossword, sudoku, or put a jigsaw puzzle together
  16. Reward yourself
  17. Challenge your negative thinking

Spiritual Self Care

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These activities help you to think beyond yourself.  

Spirituality involves strengthening your sense of connection to or understanding of the universe.

In the case of religion, this would often be embodied by a god.

Spiritual does not necessarily mean that this has to be religious, although it can be.

If you don’t follow any religion, this could mean something like determining the values that are most important to you or being mindful of important relationships. 

  1. Meditate 
  2. Practice yoga
  3. Take some time for self-reflection
  4. Get out into nature
  5. Go to your place of worship
  6. Take time to think of 5 things you are grateful for, no matter how small
  7. Pray
  8. Contemplate something
  9. Learn about another culture or religion
  10. Watch the sunrise
  11. Be silent
  12. Let go of something
  13. Recite some positive affirmations
  14. Watch the sunset
  15. Plant flowers or a tree
  16. Perform a random act of kindness
Surprisingly simple self care routines you can fit into your everyday. Make sure you are practicing self love daily. #selfcare #selflove #selfcareroutine #selfcaretips #selfcaresunday #selfcareday

Planning for Your Self Care Sunday – Final words

The great thing about making your plan for self-care is that you can make it what you want or need it to be.

For example, if you have physical restrictions, or you’re more of an introvert than an extrovert, that’s okay.

Whether you like to do a couple of things, or you like to switch it up and try something new, that’s okay, too.

What is important is that you are taking the time to give yourself the rest and recharging that you need to lead a healthy, more balanced life.

I hope this gave you some ideas as to how you can plan your own personal Self-Care Sunday.

Do you have a time designated when you take care of yourself?  

What will you do for yourself on your next self-care day?

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Are you stressed, overwhelmed, or overworked? Take a moment (or a day) to relax! With these 99+ awesome and easy ideas, you can have a self-care Sunday that will recharge your battery and give you the reset to continue crushing your goals on Monday! There's also a FREE printable checklist to keep you on track! #selfcaretips #printable #checklist #easy #freeprintable #weekly #daily #bulletjournal
Are you stressed, overwhelmed, or overworked? Take a moment (or a day) to relax! With these 99+ awesome and easy ideas, you can have a self-care Sunday that will recharge your battery and give you the reset to continue crushing your goals on Monday! There's also a FREE printable checklist to keep you on track! #selfcaretips #printable #checklist #easy #freeprintable #weekly #daily #bulletjournal
Can't fit in your self care routine everyday? Take one day out of the week to practice self-love. Choose from one of these 99+ options and spend the day recharging for the week ahead. Plus FREE Self-Care Checklist! #freeprintables #selfcaretips #selfcareday #selfcarechallenge #daily #weekly #printable

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    This Post Has 2 Comments

    1. MARVETTE CRITNEY

      There are quite a few of these tips that I need to reengage with on a daily basis. Drinking more water is at the top of my list.

      1. Annita Nikole

        Oh, I know! That’s one I need to work on myself, especially with the weather getting warmer…

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