Daily Self Care Checklist – Things To Do Every Single Day To Protect Yourself

This daily self care checklist is an easy way for you to make sure that you are taking care of yourself on a regular basis. This free download printable should be treated as a guide to keep you on track towards better health and wellness.

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We could all use a daily reminder when it comes to self love and self care. As someone who struggles with a restless mind, sometimes I forget to put myself first. There are too many other things that I am focusing on which pull at my attention.

This daily self care checklist helps refocus my attention back to my core. It ensures that I keep some of my energy on myself which can only benefit my family, friends, and business. After all, a well-rested and happy woman makes for a solid household, right?

What are some self care activities?

There are so many different self care activities you can add to your daily self care checklist. I encourage you to think about creating a personalized version of your own by using my habit tracker printable download.

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However, if you need a jump off point and are looking for a pre-made version instead, you’ve come to the right place. On this free printable, you will find options such as:

  • Make your bed every morning.
  • Enjoy an early stretch.
  • Meditate.
  • Have a healthy breakfast.
  • Write in a journal.
  • Spend time in nature.
  • Take daily vitamins.
  • Drink enough water.
  • Give someone a compliment – including yourself.
  • List things you’re grateful for.
  • Treat yourself to something special.
  • Spend time with a friend.
  • Do something nice for someone.
  • Declutter a small space.
  • Have a relaxing shower or bath.
  • Listen to calming music or read a book.
  • Exercise.
  • Count your blessings.
  • Get enough sleep.
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What is basic self care?

Selfcare is basically any activity that you do that focuses on your mental, emotional, or physical health. Sounds simple enough, right? But for most, this can be difficult to add into a typical routine.

We are so busy with work and social media, that sitting down and spending 20 minutes with a gratitude journal might feel impossible. But think about how different your day would feel if you left it feeling grateful every night?

Good selfcare is really important and encouraged daily. It will improve your overall mood and reduced anxiety over time. This isn’t something that will happen overnight.

Related: 50 Simple Pleasures in Life To Brighten Your Day

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ONE DAY of daily self-care isn’t a magic pill. With time, you will notice a mental shift and it will be glorious. Whenever I try to offer up self care tips for moms, I usually tell them that everything takes time.

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Download Your Daily Self Care Checklist

What type of self care do you think will work best for your mental health? Create a self care checklist today and work on a good care routine that suits your needs.

Are you ready to download your self care printable? Click here and enjoy! I hope you get what you need out of this freebie!

How can I practice self care?

The easiest way to practice self care is to make it a priority in your life. Downloading this daily self care checklist is an absolute start. Once you decide that you need to do this as part of your routine, it will become second nature.

What goes in a self care box?

Have you heard of a self care box before? This is for people who are filled with anxiety or sadness and are looking for some sort of relief. It is a great idea to create one of these for yourself should you ever find yourself in this emotional state.  

A self care box should contain things that will help you either calm down or recharge. Personally, this might be my gratitude journal, a candle, a crystal, photos of my children, and a bottle of water.

Think about all the things you would like to add to your self care box and make one today. This is a great self care tip for new moms if you know any.

What are the five key areas of self care?

There are pretty much 5 different areas of self care that all people need to adress on a regular basis:

  • Physical self-care
  • Emotional self-care
  • Psychological self-care
  • Spiritual self-care
  • Professional self-care

When you lack in one area, it is very noticeable. A lot of people have dropped spiritual self care and I feel that they are doing a disservice to themselves. I won’t get too deep into this, but to have true balance, you need to address all 5 areas in your life.

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Why self care isn’t selfish?

There is this falsehood that self care is selfish. How silly! Women are raised to believe that taking care of themselves means that they are not taking care of their children and I cannot stand it.

If you take care of yourself then you will be able to serve your children BETTER. A car cannot run on steam… it runs on gasoline! FUEL UP!

How can I practice self care daily?

Besides using my daily self care printable, you can choose a routine that flows positivity into your life. Walk past gardens instead of alleyways. Surround yourself with friends that spark joy instead of gossip mavens. Eat the salad (and the donut – that’s ok every now and then too girl – I’m not a monster).

Love yourself – that’s the point. LOVE YOURSELF enough to acknowledge that you need this.

How do I write a self care plan?

As mentioned above, I would love it if you created your own self care plan because I believe that everyone needs something a little different. Maybe you need a morning prayer instead of meditation. I wouldn’t know that about you – only you would.

Identify what stresses you out and remove those items from your life. Identify why brings you joy and add those factors in – with abundance. It’s really that simple. Then use this daily self care checklist to stay on top of. it all.

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About Vera Sweeney

Vera Sweeney – mom, blogger, and New York resident – is the founder of Lady and the Blog. Her main focus is to help busy women stay on top of the latest style, culinary, and parenting trends.

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