June brings warmer weather, longer days, and a whole new set of commitments. Remember through all the hustle of the summer months to take time for self-care. Do you need inspiration for self-care activities? Check out the following list for June.
Stay hydrated. (Add sparkling water with fresh fruit, iced tea, or lemonade to your daily intake)
Make a summer bucket list.
Take a long, hot bubble bath or shower.
Go hiking at a National Park.
Spend a rainy-day doing arts and crats.
Go on a virtual tour of another country.
Make yourself a smoothie with fresh fruit from a farmer’s market.
Go for a nature walk. Do not forget your camera.
Play video games.
Stop at your local ice cream shop and indulge.
Order take-out for dinner.
Spend the afternoon at the beach.
Go on a picnic.
Go on a bike ride.
Binge watch your favorite show or discover a new one.
Make a summer playlist.
Go on a long car ride, roll the windows down, and sing along to your favorite songs. (Do not forget your summer playlist).
Take yourself out on a date.
1st day of Summer. Get outside!
Buy a new summertime outfit.
Call an old friend, just to chat.
Start a journal or create a summer scrapbook.
Got to a community event. (For example, attend a music in the park series).
Go bird watching.
Join a group.
Give yourself an in-home spa day.
Read a new book.
Try a workout routine, Yoga, or meditation.
Unplug from your devices and do nothing for an entire day.
October brings colder weather, longer nights, and Halloween. Focusing on yourself is essential for your health and well-being. Do you need some self-care ideas for October? Check out the following for inspiration.
Get plenty of sleep, take a nap or sleep in when possible.
Drink lots of fluids-water, tea, and maybe even a tall glass of apple cider.
Buy yourself something new. (Yes, a dollar store Halloween figurine counts.)
Take an extra-long hot shower or soak in a warm, bubble bath.
Call a friend.
Order take out from your favorite restaurant.
Go for a walk to view the Halloween decorations in your community.
Work out to a beginner’s video on YouTube.
Unplug from social media for an hour, six hours, or an entire day.
Grab your favorite fuzzy blanket and spend your Saturday reading a book.
Write letters or send out Halloween cards with notes inside.
Binge-watch Halloween shows.
Cook your favorite meal.
Do Halloween themed crafts.
Sip a warm beverage while stargazing.
Use relaxing music to meditate or pray.
Visit your local pumpkin patch. Carve and display your pumpkin.
Give yourself a spa day-soak your feet, paint your nails, and apply a facial.
Make a Halloween-themed playlist.
Try a new food.
Take a virtual tour.
Keep a journal or diary.
Go for a long drive and play the music loud.
Take an online course. (There are numerous free courses or seminars available.)
Eat your favorite soup on a cold autumn day.
Take your dog for an extra-long walk. If you don’t have a dog, volunteer to be a dog walker at your local shelter or rescue.
Welcome to September! The nights are bringing cooler temperatures. The chill in the air ushers in beautiful autumn colors. School, virtual or in-person, is starting. Schedules quickly fill up your day. But, taking time for yourself is essential for your well-being. Do you need some inspiration for self-care?
30 Days of Self-Care for September
Buy a new journal and make entries every day.
Watch the sunrise or sunset.
Read a book outside of your normal genre.
Make a fall bucket list or a dream bucket list.
Spend a day or afternoon doing nothing, just relax.
Happy Labor Day! (USA) Find time just for yourself.
Binge-watch a new series.
Go for a nature walk.
Get extra sleep.
Treat yourself to in home spay day.
Go on a virtual tour.
Spend time meditating or praying.
Take a long hot bubble bath or shower
Call an old friend.
Make your favorite recipe or try a new one.
Splurge and order take out.
Watch YouTube videos. Check out gender reveals, marriage proposals, surprise military homecoming, or pets.
Keep yourself hydrated by drinking lots of water or make a tall glass of ice tea.
Turn up the music. Sing along to your favorite tunes or dance.
Autumn begins. Get outdoors and view the colorful fall foliage.
Declutter a room or closet. Or simply clean off the top of your desk.
Find a new food to try, a different type of fruit or candy bar.
Buy yourself flowers.
Make yourself a warm beverage on a cool night.
Go on a Sunday drive.
Print out your photos on your phone and make a scrapbook.
Get dressed up for no reason or stay in pajamas all day.
Practice yoga or other light stretching exercises. (YouTube has number beginner videos).