Summer is a great time to practice self-care. The days are longer and the sun is shining, and you probably have more time on your hands. Get the best out of your summer by paying attention to your needs and wants. Here are 11 ways to practice self-care this summer that’ll set you up for a great fall:
Make Time For What You Love
Summer is a busy time and odds are you have a packed schedule. Even though you might want to try to do everything, it’s important you take time for yourself. Make sure you carve out time to do the things you love. That’s what self-care is all about – taking time for yourself.
Relax In The Sun
Spending time outside does wonders for your mental health. Nature, even the smallest amount, can reduce stress and make you feel better. Sounds like the perfect way to practice self-care! Before you pack up and go outside, make sure you have the essentials. You need sunscreen, water, and Our Juniper Outdoor Bean Bag. This chair is durable and comfortable. You can place it on your patio or near your pool for ultimate relaxation.
Working out is a sure-fire way to feel confident in yourself! Exercise provides your body with endorphins (the happy drug) and improves your health. Set a goal for yourself. How much weight do you want to lose? How many pounds do you want to be able to lift? Then, spend your summer working to achieve these goals.
Create A Garden
Do you love nature? Gardening is a great way to enjoy nature and keep you productive during the summer. Plus, you don’t have to be a natural green thumb. These Rainbow Wildflower Seed Bombs are a great way to get you started. Simply place them in soil, water them, and watch them grow. You can even use these for indoor gardening!
You don’t have to spend money on yoga lessons to meditate. Meditation is finding a place where you can do nothing but relax. Use our comfy Moon Phases Yoga Mat and place it somewhere quiet. Then, lay down on your back and focus on your breath. Whether it’s a couple of minutes or an hour, taking time out to clear your mind is a great way to practice self-care.
Have A Good Playlist
Summer is all about vacations. If you’re going to the beach or camping for a weekend, you need a good playlist. Music is powerful – it can instantly improve your mood. Create a playlist so when you’re away, you can hook your phone up to our Retro Bluetooth Speaker and jam out!
Try Something New
Is there something you’ve always wanted to do? Starting a new hobby is a great way to improve on yourself and make every day feel like a new opportunity. Create a recipe book, take horseback riding lessons, or learn a new language. The opportunities are endless.
Get Off The Grid
Phones are great for keeping us connected, but they can also mess with our self-esteem. Say goodbye to your phone, at least for a little bit this summer. Take a break from social media and all the drama it brings. Your mind will thank you!
Do you want to be healthy? Drink water. The key to feeling good and looking good is making sure you’re hydrated. Which isn’t always easy during the summer. To make sure you’re drinking enough water, carry a bottle wherever you go. If you want to add a little flavor, use our Fruit Infused Water Bottle to add fruit.
Clean Up Your Home
Cleaning might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of self-care. But it should be! A cluttered space can really affect your mental health. Whether you want to use our Hanging Storage Pockets or our Plastic Makeup Storage Box. Both will help organize your home so you don’t have to look at the mess all day.
As you learned from this article, self-care is more than face masks and massages. Although, you can definitely treat yourself to a few pampering session! Depending on your budget, book a spa day. Or stay at home with a good book, a glass of wine, and apply your favorite charcoal mask. Self-care is all about doing things that make you feel good!