The Importance Of A Self-Care Routine

Finding the right time to for self-care sounds almost impossible when you’re always busy with everyday life. Making time for yourself can help you stay sane. This is one of the reasons why I’ve jotted down a Self-Care Schedule in my planning notepad.

Before the New Year, I told myself I wanted to focus on a number of things. One of them being self-care. I had prepared a promo strategy for my blog, my editorial calendar for the next two months had been filled — so why wasn’t I thinking about myself as a business as well? I’m always planning our strategies on how to tackle goals for clients and my own blog, but what about well being?

Adding A Routine 
With only months before our third arrives, and about a month and a half before my father comes to help us, I thought maybe it’d be nice to pencil in more ME time.

Under monthly budget, I decided I needed something to invest in myself — a self-care schedule that could work every week or every other week. Here’s what that looks like:

Eyebrows – every other Friday
Nails – every other Saturday
Skincare – every Sunday night
Shave – every other day

It might sound silly having to read the above, but weekends are the only days I get to unwind. I’ve also thrown in a mental note of finishing a book a month. I have about four books I started years ago and haven’t been able to finish. I want this year to be the one I actually get through these books.

There’s also the idea of getting a nap in a day. It doesn’t always happen, but when I do get a chance to take a nap during the day, it helps me be a better parent. I’m like the kids — cranky and all — when my needs aren’t met.

Do you have a self-care routine in place? 

32 thoughts on “The Importance Of A Self-Care Routine

  1. Now that I have an empty nest, it’s much easier to pencil in some me time. When my 5 kids were growing up, it was so hard to fit self care into my weekly routine. It’s so important to carve out some time for self care.

  2. I try to always wipe down and put lotion on my skin in the evenings. I really should do it in the morning too, but I am NOT a morning person and can barely function. Shaving is something I do maybe once a month. Oops.

  3. I don’t really have a self care routine, other than my nightly facial moisturizer. Or if you want to count the few nights a week I get in the shower to actually shave! Hahah. I really need to up my self care game.

  4. I get the importance of a self care routine. I don’t really have one though. I do take time for myself but it is not a routine

  5. I’m so glad you understand the importance of self care! Self care is definitely something I practice. Having mental health issues, I find it extremely important to take time out for myself.

  6. Honestly, I don’t have a self care routine. I am just happy if I do get a chance to pamper myself at least once a week. This is something I really need to work on this year. Thank you for that gentle “nudge.”

  7. I love your beauty self care routine. It would certainly help to have some sort of schedule to stay on top of beauty!

  8. This is simple but eficient schedule. I think that to reserve for ourselves some time, makes our life and the life of our dears better!

  9. I never thought of having a “Self-Care Routine,” for yourself and not for other people. Thanks for the great post, I guess I’ll add this to my list of things I need to start this year.

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