Summer is right around the corner and that means it is time to start changing up your self care routine so it is full of brightness and happiness. Summer themed self care is a great opportunity to embrace this season. And to make sure you are still practicing regular self care during the busy summer time. So today we are going to talk about the 22 self care ideas for summer 2022!
But before we fully jump into these summer self care ideas I want to quickly discuss the benefits of doing self care. So you can know the importance of doing self care during this summer season and in general!
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.
Now that we have covered the benefits of self care let’s get into these self care ideas for summer 2022!
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22 Self Care Ideas For Summer 2022
Summer 2022 Self Care Activities:
Idea 1: Get some fresh air
Get outside for a walk or even just sit outside drinking your morning coffee! Remember that fresh air is good for your mental and physical wellness. And any bit of sunshine you can get when the weather is getting warmer can make you feel more refreshed and better!
Idea 2: Daily gratitude journal
This is great for helping you stay thankful and calm during this wonderful summer season. You can get one here!
Daily gratitude journaling is incredible for keeping you in a great mindset and is a very helpful idea for any self care routine.
Idea 3: Do an outdoor summer activity
Whichever activity (waterpark, festival, etc.) that you feel the most called too will help you embrace this season while also doing self care. And remember that this should be an activity that you want to do not what anyone else wants too!
Idea 4: Take yourself on a picnic
Enjoy the warmer weather and treat yourself to a picnic. Filled with all of your favorite food and drinks!
If you don’t feel comfortable or don’t want to go to a park or the beach for the picnic you can always do it in your own backyard or in your living room. Try putting on a park scenes YouTube video if you are eating your picnic inside!
Idea 5: Guided meditation
Try a new guided meditation- there are lots of free ones on YouTube. This is a wonderful way to relax yourself and practice regular self care. Making this apart of your daily routines has a ton of benefits for your mental wellness.
Idea 6: Visit a farmers market
This is one of my favorite summer activities and by embracing the experience it can also be a great self care experience for you as well!
I also recommend checking out not just your towns farmers market this summer but also the towns around you.
Idea 7: Try a new hobby
This is a great time of the year to try out a new hobby!
Is there one you have been wanting to try for a while? Or just generally curious about? Then give it a try as part of your spring time self care routine.
Idea 8: Unplug from your phone regularly
This is a wonderful way to care for yourself by taking time away from your phone.
Unplug from your phone for a few hours as least a few times a week. Do a social media detox as well as part of this routine idea! Here is so me tips for this- How To Unplug From Your Phone Every Day.
Idea 9: Make a summer Pinterest board
I find so much enjoyment and also self care in making new themed Pinterest boards.
So hopefully you will find some of the same joy and care in doing so as well. And it is also so fun to make one for the summer time as well as the summer aesthetic is so pretty!
Idea 10: Take more walks this summer
This is one of the best self care options that you can do with little time because it has two big benefits.
The first benefit is that you get physical activity which is good for both your body and mind. A nice leisurely walk for 30 minutes will help your body waken up and it will give your brain a break from your normal views and routine which is incredibly helpful for if you are feeling anxious or sad right now.
The next benefit is the fresh air that comes with taking a walk. Fresh air is a fantastic way to make you feel better! If you can’t go for a walk then try either sitting outside for 30 minutes or if it’s too cold for that, try at least cracking open a window so you can breathe in some fresh air.
Idea 11: Bake a summer themed comfort foods treat
Head back over to Pinterest and look for a summer themed treat that you would love to bake!
There are so many out there or of course you can make one that you already know and love how to bake.
Idea 12: Journaling
Journaling is another self care routine idea that I could go on and on about the benefits of. But in a nutshell it is a great way to really get in touch with your emotions and thoughts. Which is so important for taking care of yourself.
Here are a few blog posts full of journal prompts that you can follow:
- 75 Self Improvement Journal Prompts: how journaling leads to self improvement
- Journal Prompts For Mornings: Start Your Day Journaling Ideas!
- 53 Journal Prompts For Improved Productivity
- 35 Journal Prompts For The Holiday Season
- 40 Journal Prompts For When You Are Stressed
Idea 13: Take a bubble bath
This is a commonly recommended of course for self care and for a good reason.
It can be so relaxing, calming, and refreshing to unwind with a glass of wine (if 21 of course!) in a warm bubble bath. You can step up your bubble bath with some spring scented bath bombs or oils as well.
Idea 14: Do a face mask
Self care is all about taking care of yourself. And your skin is one of the many parts of yourself that you should be taking care of! Plus, face masks are fun and a great way to feel confident when you take one off and your skin is glowing. And this is an easy to incorporate idea for your self care routine.
Here are some of my favorite for different skin situations:
Aloe face masks – cooling and calming for irritated skin.
Tea Tree masks – clarifying for acne prone skin.
Pumpkin masks – toning for uneven skin.
Lavender masks – relaxing, great for any skin unless you’re sensitive to floral scents.
Idea 15: Make a summer playlist
Head over to Spotify or your favorite service and make your summer themed playlist for the year.
It can be your favorite songs for this summer or songs that remind you of the summer season. Whatever you want!
Idea 16: Stretch or do yoga
Stretching and/or yoga are fantastic for your mental and physical health and can take anywhere from 5-30 minutes. Yoga especially can really relax your mind while helping strengthen your body and even can provide a great workout if you want. There are hundreds of different yoga routines you can follow that are online for free.
Stretching is a little simpler, I recommend trying to incorporate 5-10 minutes of stretching and focused breathing before heading to bed each night. This can replace the yoga or be in addition!
Idea 17: Write down 5 kind things about yourself
Self care should always be focused on being kind to yourself mentally and physically.
And one of the simplest and easiest ways you can be kind to yourself is by taking 10 minutes to write down 5+ kind things about yourself.
They can be about your appearance, your personality, your accomplishments. Anything that you can genuinely compliment yourself on is a healthy and wonderful way to be kind to yourself and perform self care. This is such a helpful idea for your self care routine this year.
Idea 18: Write a love letter to yourself
You can read it in the future when you aren’t having a great day! Self care routine items that will help you in the future are some of my favorites.
I have a bunch of prompts for writing letters to yourself that you can check out here for ideas and inspiration.
Idea 19: Go for a bike ride
This is another great way (see a trend?) to get outside and get some exercise as well.
Enjoy the warmer weather and get some time without your phone or any screens also which is great for self care.
Idea 20: Buy yourself flowers
Not only buy yourself flowers and put them somewhere you will see them every day. Fresh flowers can bring you so much joy and are a great way to treat yourself.
Idea 21: Do a random act of kindness
Spread kindness in your community by doing a random act of kindness. Here is 51 Ideas For Random Acts Of Kindness.
This is a wonderful way to bring positivity to those around you and lift your spirits too!
Idea 22: Make a vision board
Make a vision board or a mood board- whichever aligns for you better. Search ideas on Pinterest if you need some inspiration or fun ideas for your boards.
And remember this is all about whatever you want it to be for your self care!
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