For busy people, calendars and schedules can be your best friend. I know I’d be lost without mine. They help reduce stress and manage your time, keeping you organized with daily activities. Calendars are also a great tool to help you stay on track with your self-care and wellness goals. I personally like Google Calendar because of the color coding and ability to share the calendar with others.
I’ve broken down the different types of self-care to help you determine what types of self-care you can schedule into your calendar. I also listed some activities to schedule to give you a few ideas for each form.
Anything that improves physical health such as exercise, healthy diet, and detoxifying.
Weekly meal planning and meal prep
Infrared sauna sessions
Mental + Emotional
Focus one mental and emotional health through stress management, positive self-talk and self compassion, and getting support.
Weekly journaling session with a cup of tea
Sunday calendar and time management review
Bi-weekly or monthly facial, massage, or reiki session
Nightly-weekly hot bath soaks with essential oils
Weekly-monthly therapy sessions
Daily 15 minute yoga sessions
Get in touch with your spirituality by making time for reflection and a connection to a greater good.
Daily 10-30 minute meditation (also considered mental and emotional)
If you are religious, time for prayer and attending your place of worship
Time to read (such as a bible, buddhism philosophies, etc,)
Time in nature
Maintain healthy relationships and social connections, healthy boundaries, and balance alone and social time.
A class or group with similar interests such as a book club or art class
Meet a friend for lunch or coffee
Virtual calls with friends and family that live far away
Activities that bring you joy, lift you up, and simply make you feel better.
Daily morning and evening skin-care rituals
Hobbies or try something new
Day at the spa
Shopping for a new outfit
Focus on your home environment to create a clean, comfy space that reflects you and a style that brings you joy.
Daily/ weekly/ monthly, cleaning
Organize and declutter, donate goods you no longer need
Maintain your financial health and reach goals by staying organized with your finances.
Weekly- monthly budgeting and reviews
To be fulfilled in our careers it's important to have work-life balance, a passion/ purpose behind your work, and a growth path.
Skill development such as: take a class, listen to a podcast, read a book, get a mentor
We know who can help you with your "facials, infrared sauna sessions, and spa days", wink, wink. For bi-weekly accountability and support with all of the above try a free 30 minute consult with one of our health coaches.