Hey there, darling! How are you doing? No, really… how are you doing? Are you in tune with regular self-care?
When I asked myself that the other day, my initial answer was, “no”. I have been exhausted lately because I have a lot on my plate, from blog work to personal life. Looking ahead at my calendar for the next few months is overwhelming for me and even gives me anxiety some days.
The more I thought about that question, “are you in tune with regular self-care?”, I realized that the real answer was, “yes”. You see, even though I have been tired and have a lot going on in my life right now, I am still practicing self-care daily. As I have said before, self-care isn’t some big practice where you treat yourself every once in a while. Self-care should be a regular routine in your life – a daily one at that!
Am I getting to take bubble baths every day? Am I able to hang out with friends every weekend? No, I’m not. But, that’s okay.
I am, however, sticking to the routine self-care activities that I have set-in-stone for my well-being. These activities are ones that I do daily. Yes, each day!Self-Care Activities That I Do Every Day Click To Tweet
Today, I wanted to give you a sneak peek at what my daily self-care routine looks like for me.
SELF-CARE ACTIVITIES THAT I DO EVERY DAY:
1. Make Coffee // You already knew my BFF coffee was going to make this list, right? How could it not?! The first thing I do when I roll out of bed in the morning is head downstairs to my coffee bar to make a fresh, hot cup of coffee. I used to not need coffee to “wake me up”, but that has definitely changed for me in this busy season that I’m currently in. Whether I’m making Chemex (pour-over) coffee or simply using the Keurig, I need my morning coffee in order to start my day. There’s just something about the aroma, the taste and of course, the caffeine that really helps me wake up. 😉
To see how I make coffee in a Chemex, follow me on Instagram and check out my “coffee” highlighted stories. I have a step-by-step video guide for you there.
2. Devotional Time // Something I have recently gotten back to trying is having my devotional time with the Lord in the mornings. After my coffee has helped wake me up, I will dive in and study a chapter or two each morning, as well as look up some other quick Bible studies, like She Reads Truth. I love digging into the context of scripture and hardcore studying the Bible, but some days it’s great to just sit and rest in the Lord, as well. I have found that moving my devotional time to the mornings has helped be a bit less anxious throughout the day, even in the season I’m currently in.
God is good, you guys!
3. Listen To Good Tunes // Music has always been something I could turn to no matter what. I’m huge into listening to tunes that reflect my mood, whether that be sadness or excitement. Music also helps change my mood when I really need to lighten up and remember joy. From indie all the way to heavy metal, it’s all healthy for me in one way or another. Seriously, music is more influential than many people realize.
4. Moisturize // Friends, one thing that’s underrated but is so important for your body is moisturizing! Moisturizing your face and body isn’t just for the winter months, it’s for every single day, in every season. In the morning and evening, I moisturize my face and after my shower, I moisturize my body with my favorite lotion or body butter. It helps soothe my skin and it also keeps me feeling comfortable and taken care of. It’s a simple practice but it goes a long way.
5. Take Breaks // Even though I work from home, I still take breaks throughout the day. I’m not saying a crazy hour-long break, I’m saying a good 10-15 minute break here and there throughout the day. Sometimes I need to get away from what I’m working on to clear my mind so that I can come back feeling fresh and inspired. Breaks are needed, my friends. They don’t have to be long but as long as they’re intentional, they’ll serve you well.
6. Gratefulness // This one isn’t always easy, especially in busy and stressful seasons but it’s needed to be healthy. I’m always working on being more grateful. As a realist (on the line of a pessimist), I struggle with jumping to being grateful or optimistic in the midst of anxieties and stresses. But at the end of the day, I always try to look for an upside. I don’t always come around to it right away but I am always aiming to be more and more grateful at the end of each day.
7. Unplug, Unplug, Unplug // Electronics and social media are exciting and fun, but they’re also huge time-wasters and are extremely mind-numbing. Working in the online world, it’s even more important for me to unplug when my “work hours” are up. After about 6:00 PM, I usually log off of my laptop for the day and will only check my phone a few times before going to sleep. This changes day-to-day but having boundaries in this area has been extremely healthy for me.
Having these 7 things on repeat each day helps me maintain a self-care routine. I love the times where I can have some extra self-care time or “me” time, but these activities help keep me grounded and surviving everyday life, no matter what.7 Self-Care Activities To Practice Daily Click To Tweet
– WHAT I’M WEARING –
The gorgeous cardigan that I’m wearing is from Evy’s Tree! It’s The Lisa in Blush and it’s simply darling. It’s the perfect cardigan to bring you from winter to spring. It’s super cozy and has a knitted back. The pockets are roomy and the length is perfect. It’s available for pre-order right now!
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I’ll ask again in case your answer has changed… are you in tune with regular self-care? Do you have daily self-care activities? If not, what are some activities that you could do every day to better yourself? Let’s chat all about self-care, my friends!