The best Self-Care Day routine

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It doesn’t matter who you are or what you do, it’s true, we all need a little rest and relaxation. That is why a self-care day is essential. Sometimes, we get lost in the hustle of the world and we completely forget that we have to take care of ourselves. I’m sure you are familiar with the idea of self-care Sunday. However, I don’t think we should subscribe to reserving Sunday for the only self-care day. Taking care of yourself should be a daily habit. Just as you cannot expect to be physically fit by exercising once a week, you can’t expect to feel refreshed after a few self-care moments in one day. 

You need to incorporate daily self-care habits into your life. It is one of the many things you can do to live life more abundantly. Many people feel as if they need to have a lot of money in order to take care of themselves. The truth is, pampering yourself isn’t just for the wealthy. Anyone on any budget can benefit from the luxury of a truly fulfilling self-care day. 

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Self-Care Day Routine

What is a Self-Care Day

Self-Care at its core is whatever you choose to make it. A true self-care day is multifaceted and can look very different depending on the person. Ultimately a self-care day boils down to doing whatever you need to feel your best. Though, to give it a proper definition your self-care day is an individual health management routine that helps you stay rooted in every area of your life including your mind, body and spirit. You cannot operate at your best if you are not taking care of yourself. That means taking a break, enjoying time with your family, taking a walk to get some fresh air or even just taking a nice long nap!

Self-Care and the mind 

Meditation is likely the first step you might want to consider taking when exploring a new self-care day routine. It’s a lot easier said than done! Sitting still and letting go of your thoughts can be difficult especially if you are typically an anxious person. Though, there are so many benefits to practicing mindfulness and meditation. It increases your focus and concentration. Take a moment by pausing, closing your eyes, and taking deep breaths, repeat. Don’t think just be. You don’t have to meditate for long and the more you do it the better you become at it. After you’ve meditated you can write down your thoughts. Perhaps you might want to reflect in a gratitude journal. Part of the problem today, is we are all rushing through each moment. Practice mindfulness and be grateful for each and every day.

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Self-Care and the body

After meditating, start your day with a nice healthy breakfast. This is truly the most important meal of the day so don’t skip out! Eating healthy foods will boost your mood whereas putting junk into your body will slow you down. Foods like avocado, berries, and spinach are a few superfoods that you can incorporate into a light healthy breakfast that will help kickstart your day. After eating, continue to take care of your body with a workout. Moving your body regularly is great for your heart and overall well-being. Continue taking care of your body by taking a nice long shower or hot bath. Wash off the sweat and soak off your problems. Continue taking care of your body by moisturizing it with your favorite lotion and body oil. Prepare a face mask for yourself. The following are a few popular ones to try:

Hydrating face mask: Great if you have dry dehydrated skin. Hydrating face masks help skin hold in moisture longer. They can be used as an overnight mask and you’d typically use them 3 times a week. For those wanting to fight against wrinkles, hydrating face masks plumps and fills in fine lines while leaving you with a cooling and refreshing effect when washed away.

Sheet mask: Similar to the hydrating mask, sheet masks are also great for locking in moisture. Perfect for when you are traveling (prevent moisture loss) and they also help the skin look extra dewy! 

Clay masks: These are great for individuals with clogged oily skin. Clay masks can be used as a cleanser once a week and they help heal acne-prone skin while absorbing access oil. Good for refining large pores and you can use them in your self-care routine twice weekly.

Self-care and the spirit 

Aside from journaling and meditating to connect with your most inner self; you should make it a habit to connect spiritually. Faith is an essential part of everything we do. Personally, I know that I must consult God before I make any major decision. A lot of times we are so exhausted and running ourselves into the ground because we are trying to do something God never told us to do. Spend time in the word of God and he will direct your steps. Here are a few scriptures you can study that will help find more peace in your life:

Isaiah 26:3 

You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.

John 16:33

These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.

Psalm 4:8 

I will both lie down in peace, and sleep; for You alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety.

Final Thoughts 

As I mentioned before, your self-care day routine is whatever you decide to make it. You don’t have to wait until you can “afford” self-care. The truth is you can’t afford not to have a day of rest and relaxation. I truly hope that this blog post was helpful. If you enjoyed what your read then be sure to follow Money Multiplied on Instagram and subscribe to the bi-monthly newsletter for tips on how to budget, save, and spend smart. Oh, and you will get a free download that will certainly help your finances just for subscribing and becoming a savage saver!