Starting the night before September 1st, 2022, we're going to focus on 30 days of Self Care. Write down at least 5 goals you want to do daily throughout the month. Then write down 30 ways you can practice self-care. Big or small. Make sure you incorporate a good amount of small things to make it easy to follow through. Write numbers 1-30 on pieces of paper and put them in a jar of your choice. The night before, pick a number out of the jar, so you can prepare when you want to incorporate the self-care into the following day. I'm going to include picking a number into my nightly routine. A fun thing to look forward to at the end of the day! Indulge in your self-care! You deserve it! And hopefully, when the challenge is done, you will feel motivated to incorporate self-care more frequently into your lifestyle. These little moments make a significant impact.
I found this 30 Days of Self Care from influencer Nicole Doyon. I followed her on Instagram, loved the captions of her confident photos, and told myself this is the confidence I want to have. I love everything she portrays in such a simple way. I am heading into my thirties this Saturday, and I thought, what a great way to start the decade! So this reminds me that I am spending my birthday on a full day solo date and self-care day. I'll write and vlog all about it next week!
So the 30 days of self-care. I wrote 7 things I want to do consistently for the 30 days. Which is:
6:30am wakeup on weekdays
Daily meditation (No time requirement)
Daily 30-minute movement
Prioritize whole foods
Work on ILWML
Look for joy daily <3
Waking up early, meditating, and working on ILWML has been something that I have been working on for the past couple of weeks. So it has been nice to get a head start on that.
Dry September: I decided to do no alcohol because I want to control my emotions better. I don't drink as much as I used to, but recently, I have blacked out a few times and let my feelings be guided by alcohol. I want to get deeper with myself and ensure I am intentional about my actions. When I start drinking alcohol again, I hope to do so with a clearer understanding of myself and my mind.
Daily movement: I want to incorporate it because I am a lot less stressed in my body when I have at least taken 5 minutes to stretch. I also want to feel more confident and be in the best shape possible. And last, I want to be strong. Who doesn't like feeling capable of picking up heavy objects without hurting their back? So I left it as daily movement, so I could do whatever worked for me that day and not feel the pressure to lift weights if that's not what my body is asking me.
Prioritize whole foods: I am much less sluggish, and my gut is happier when I prioritize whole foods. Of course, I still love to munch Doritos once in a while or get ice cream with a friend, but it doesn't have to be all the time. I sometimes get into these addictions with junk food where I really don't even want it, but I eat it because it's there. I also just loveeeee cooking. Cooking builds creativity and a connection to your food. It makes me feel nourished even before I take the first bite. By focusing on whole foods, I can regain my love of cooking again.
Look for joy daily: Life is short!
Below is my 30 days list!
Make a new recipe
Go for an evening walk
No social media for the day
Call a friend you haven't spoken to in a while
Sit at a cafe and read a book and order a sweet treat
Grab a friend to go for a hot girl walk
Try a new restaurant
Solo date! Dress up!
Listen to a new podcast
Watch the sunset
Take yourself on a lunch date
Take a yoga class
Watch your favorite movie
Try a new face mask
Watch an inspirational Tik Tok
Do an act of kindness
Buy yourself something that makes you feel good
Stretch for 20 minutes
Light a candle and make a goal list
Try something new you've been wanting to do
Try a new guided meditation
Big salad for dinner
30 minutes of reading
Find a comedy show for tonight
Journal for 20 minutes
Get your favorite dessert
If you want to participate in the 30-day self-care journey with me, tag me on Instagram and let me know!
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Sending so much love,