Most people are caught up in work during the week that they rarely find the time to take care of basic chores such as running errands, cleaning the house, going to the hairdresser. While we relate entirely and understand the importance of these tasks, we urge you to break this pattern and bring some delightful distractions to your life. So the first thing you can add to your self-care checklist is planning at least one fun activity for the weekend.
One of the perks of sleeping early is waking up early. Getting enough sunlight makes your days longer, gives you more energy, and brings some light into your days. Make a habit of enjoying those calm mornings and taking time for yourself.
While some people get themselves flowers, we find it more fulfilling to add new plants to your home. It’s a must item on our self-care routine checklist because it adds more structure to your daily life. While being the one who has to nourish the plants and ensure that they’re receiving enough light and water, it will bring a lot of satisfaction to watch something grow. It gives you a sense of accomplishment while serving as a fantastic decoration.
While busy with work, daily chores, and keeping up with news and trends, people often neglect to nourish their need for a recharge, and by consequence, their need for new thoughts and inspirations. Cultural events, such as concerts, ballets, and art exhibitions, are important portals to explore life in its various forms. So make sure to add this to your weekly self-care checklist and dedicate every other weekend to cultural activities.
One of the mistakes we tend to make is reading a book that does not complement our current situation. At various stages in life, different stories and types of knowledge will be more captivating for you. So, if you want to stop the habit of quitting books, listen to your sub-conscience, consider your emotional state and cater to it.
Arts and crafts can have healing power. Using your hands and creating something new and tangible can be highly fulfilling and an excellent relief for your brain. Instead of being constantly lost in your thoughts, you can channel them and focus them on creating something new.
The cleanness of your home reflects your emotional state. Understanding the importance of having a comfortable and clean home is essential for your well-being. Decluttering your house can have such a therapeutic effect. As you take care of your immediate environment, you’re inevitably taking care of yourself. Make sure to include cleaning in your self-care plan.
Have you ever heard of Marie Kondo? If not, then browse through her YouTube channel, and learn how to tidy up your home and lead a minimalist lifestyle. Things that don’t bring you joy aren’t things you should dedicate valuable space to at your home.
Just like using your hands for handcrafts is one of our recommended self-care methods, so is using your skills to cook. So take some time on certain days to focus your energy on following some delicious recipes or mixing some ingredients to come up with your own.
Self-care starts with healthy habits. To get an idea of how to jumpstart on this journey toward a healthier and more balanced life, check out these 25 healthy habits that you can start today.
Another recommendation in our self-care list is to be a tourist in your city. Then, when you’re done with that, become a tourist in your country. There’s an unfortunate trend that people take their immediate environment for granted and miss out on the chance to explore all the beautiful sights it offers. Seeing the beauty of your environment is an integral part of self-care.