Self care is one of the best ways you can ensure that you are taking care of yourself and not burning out! And what better way to make sure you are taking care of yourself then a helpful 20 day self care challenge. Try these self care ideas to start finding your best self.
Before we get into the self care challenge we need to talk about what this challenge is and why self care is so important!
What is a Self Care Challenge?
A self care challenge is a way of holding yourself accountable to taking care of yourself. A way to ensure you are taking care of your mental and physical wellness.
We will talk about the benefits of self care in a second but a self care challenge is a list of self care ideas that you do on consecutive days to really stick to taking care of yourself.
This challenge is 20 days because from my experiences 20 days is a length of days that is helpful but also attainable for sticking to really any challenge!
What are the benefits of self care?
- Self care helps improve your mental and emotional wellness.
- Helps you prioritize your physical wellness.
- Assists with helping cultivate personal relationships.
- Self care helps you learn more about yourself.
- It actually helps you be in a better mindset to be more productive.
So as you see it is very important for you to prioritize self care in your life and doing a self care challenge is one of the best ways to ensure you actually do self care items!
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20 Day Self Care Challenge:
Day 1: Start your challenge with a long walk outside and breathing in the fresh air.
Day 2: Bake your favorite sweet comfort food.
Day 3: Do a spa night with face masks, at home manicures, and a relaxing bath. Bonus points if you use some relaxing bath bombs!
Day 4: Create a gratitude list of everything you are thankful for in your life.
Day 5: Buy yourself flowers and put them somewhere you will see them every day.
Day 6: Spread kindness in your community by doing a random act of kindness. Here is 51 Ideas For Random Acts Of Kindness.
Day 7: Make a vision board or a mood board- whichever aligns for you better. Search ideas on Pinterest if you need some inspiration.
Day 8: Make a self care playlist full of your favorite happy songs.
Day 9: Write a love letter to yourself that you can read in the future on a bad day.
Day 10: Have a one person dance party (maybe to that playlist from day 8)!
Day 11: Try a new guided meditation- there are lots of free ones on YouTube.
Day 12: Write down 5 positive affirmations and put them somewhere (like your mirror) that you will see every day.
Day 13: Unplug from your phone for a few hours. Do a social media detox! Here is so me tips for this- How To Unplug From Your Phone Every Day.
Day 14: Make a cup of tea and read for 30 minutes.
Day 15: Make a list of 10 great things that happened today.
Day 16: Drink a gallon of water- add fruit to make it more fun and flavorful.
Day 17: Create a bucket list of everything you want to do this year!
Day 18: Watch your favorite movie and make a fun snack.
Day 19: Declutter your home so you can start living in a less cluttered home.
Day 20: Buy yourself something nice that you have been wanting for a while.
Best of luck loving yourself and doing this awesome self care challenge. Start on day 1 and watch as you start to discover your best self and feel better about yourself!
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