What to include in a self-care checklist.
Learn some helpful ways to stay on top of your mental, physical, and emotional health by creating a self-care routine checklist.
Spend any time on social media, and it’s easy to get the impression that self-care is all about bubble baths, cappuccinos, and champagne — but it’s so much more than that. Practicing self-care can serve as a way for you to check-in with how you’re feeling, look after your health, and even prevent burnout. Let’s explore some ways you can build more of it into your daily life.
Create a daily self-care checklist.
There are many forms of self-care, and different people will find different activities beneficial. To some, it can be taking a long walk or curling up with a good book. To others, it might mean getting finances in order and paying bills on time. When creating your own daily self-care list, start by writing down or brainstorming activities that you find meaningful or helpful.
To help you get started, here are just some ideas for practicing self-care:
- Wake up without hitting the snooze button
- Start your day with mediation, journaling, or breathing exercises
- Drink 8 glasses of water daily
- Eat healthily
- Read a book
- Schedule quality time with friends or family
- Find ways to move (dance, stretch, go for a walk)
- Spend time outdoors
- Commit to learning one new thing a day
- Tidy up your space
- Create a bedtime ritual
- Reduce screen time after 9 PM
- Get enough sleep
Once you’ve taken the time to create your own daily checklist, you can tape it inside a journal or convert it to a PDF so you can easily view it on your computer or mobile device. Either way, it’s helpful to place it somewhere highly visible so you can gain inspiration every day.