I’m hearing so many people talk about self care, and I absolutely LOVE it. That fact that we’re talking about something we all could use a little more of in our lives is incredible. Because it’s true, self care is important and making the time for self care in our lives is essential for living a blissful life.
I was inspired to create this challenge because although summer is viewed as a time to relax, it can also be a stressful season with weddings every weekend, work trips, events, parties, appointments, and everything in between that you truly don’t spend time to do things for yourself. I created this challenge to inspire YOU to take some time for yourself for 30 days in July, so you can feel all the bliss in your life.
This challenge is perfect if you want to:
1| Focus on self care.
2| Slow down and enjoy summer.
3| Put yourself first.
Make sure to follow along on Twitter so I can remind you of the daily challenge! Now let’s get into the challenges:
1| Take a 10 minute walk at work.
Take a break from work to get up and walk. You need a break from sitting all day.
2| Spend an hour reading your favorite book.
Escape your life and read about someone else’s.
3| Treat yourself to coffee from a local cafe.
Because coffee + a cute cafe = an awesome Instagram (and bliss).
4| Cook your favorite meal.
Take your time preparing your meal so you can actually enjoy it!
5| Make a DIY face mask and pamper yourself.
Pamper yourself on the cheap at home instead of that $70+ mani/pedi.
6| Go for a hike on a trail near your home.
Kick up those endorphins with a little workout and enjoy nature while you do it.
7| Journal for 20 minutes.
Write your problems, your to-do list..whatever it is—simply write.
8| Declutter your closet.
Because there are A LOT of things in there you don’t need or want. Trust me.
9| Do a random act of kindness.
Making someone happy will make YOU feel happy.
10| Try a new hobby and practice it during the challenge.
Try kickboxing, writing poems, painting, singing or playing an instrument. Whatever you want to do!
11| Call/ FaceTime a family member to catch up.
Sometimes all you need is a phone call to your mom or dad.
12| Plan a staycation in your town for a weekend.
Do the tourist things you would never do in your town. At least you can say you did it!
13| Turn off your phone for a night.
You’ll sleep SO much better, I promise!
14| Write 5 things you’re thankful for.
There’s always something to be thankful for.
15| Create a calming playlist and relax while you listen.
Even if you’re listening to soundscapes for three hours—you do you, girl.
16| Do yoga or Pilates for 30 minutes.
It’s challenging, but it’s worth it.
17| Plan a night out with friends.
Because friends are amazing and spending time with them will make you feel good.
18| Take a scenic drive.
Hop in line at Starbucks for an afternoon treat and take a drive to somewhere new.
19| Organize your digital life.
Waking up to 30 email ads is STRESSFUL. Unsubscribe, clear out the inbox and organize your laptop.
20| Write 5 things you love about yourself.
There are a million reasons, but stick to five for today <3
21| Treat yourself to your favorite dessert.
Realistically, you should be treating yourself to dessert every day…
22| Watch your favorite movie.
I know you can watch Pitch Perfect a million times, so go watch it!
23| Take a social media break.
BUT HOW?! Put your phone away and enjoy life…whatever it is you’re doing that day.
24| Meditate for 10 minutes.
Try guided meditation and focus on your breath. You will feel less stressed instantly.
25| Try an online class or webinar.
Instead of aimlessly scrolling on social media, spend an hour learning calligraphy, or anything else you want to learn.
26| Visit a chiropractor.
You WILL feel like a new human being. I swear.
27| Take a power nap.
Because naps. And Corrine said it’s okay.
28| Compliment a stranger.
As we’ve said before, doing something kind for someone else will make YOU feel good.
29| Two words: adult coloring.
Being an adult is hard. Coloring helps you forget about your adult issues.
30| Buy flowers and plants for your home and office.
Because plants give you life…literally. Having plants in your office can help with energy and your mood.
What challenges are you most excited about or nervous about? What do you hope to learn by participating in these challenges? Make sure to share in the comments below!