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The past year has done a number on all of us. I know find myself riding a roller coaster. Some weeks I feel like I have it all under control; other weeks I am struggling in every way possible. Each day of this 31 Day Self Care Challenge I’ll give you a simple actionable task that you can do. Whether it’s starting your morning off on the right foot, or sneaking in a workout for the day, after 31 days you’ll be amazed at the difference in your mood.
Self Care Week ONE
Wake up 30 minutes early and sit in silence or with your favorite podcast.
Make a list of at least 5 things you’re grateful for.
Do a brain dump on a pad of paper, a notepad in your phone, or even in a Google doc.
Make your favorite recipe (or your favorite meal from a takeout restaurant!).
Rewatch your favorite movie.
Spend 15 minutes organizing any space in your home (I recommend going through the junk drawer!).
Aim to drink at least 64 ounces of water today.
Self Care Week 2
Unplug from social media for one full day.
Learn a new skill.
Create a vision board.
Go through old photos.
Pick up that book you’ve been meaning to read and get started.
Try your hand at a new recipe.
Write down a list of personal long-term goals.
Self Care WEEk 3
Catch up with a friend or family member by phone.
Learn a new skill.
Bake your favorite dessert.
Take a long, relaxing bath with a bath bomb.
Move your body with a NEW workout!
Binge watch your favorite (or new) TV show.
Self Care Week 4
Treat yourself to ice cream.
Take yourself out on a solo date.
Break out the coloring books and take some time relaxing with some crayons (or colored pencils)!
Take a nap — you deserve it!
Go for a 20-minute walk by yourself today.
Write a friend a letter and send it (yes — snail mail!).
Dress up and take some selfies (even if you have nowhere to go!).
Plan your dream vacation (even if it’s just a dream).
Self Care Final days
Plan a night in for yourself.
Make a new playlist.
Do a digital cleanse by clearing out old files, upload photos to the cloud, and clear out your phone and laptop.
Self-care doesn’t always come easy for busy moms, but this challenge will allow you to find those pockets in your day to sneak in some time for yourself.