Summer is a busy season for moms but don’t forget to plan a little bit of time for you. Challenge yourself this year with a summer self care challenge!
By Contributing Writer, Samantha
As we are getting into the busy summer months most of us make plans to take family vacations, lots of outing with the kids, friends over for BBQ and many more activities.
Summer is a busy time of year, and one that most of us enjoy. BUT most of the time Mamas put their needs on the back burner to make sure that our little ones have a wonderful summer vacation.
I want to give you a challenge for this summer! (It’s a good one for me too!)
This summer I challenge you to set Self-Care goals.
Sit down and make a list of thing you can do to take care of Mama this summer.
Make time once a week for self-care.
Really finding a little time each day is beneficial even if it is 15 minutes during nap time. Put it on your schedule! Pencil yourself in 😉
Make it a time of no distractions. No phone, email, social media!
When you take time to take care of you to refresh yourself you will be able to take care of your family much better.
Self care is something we do throughout the day by eating healthy, getting enough sleep, spending time in prayer and bible study. This challenge is to take that a little bit further than just the basics.
This is about putting in a little extra time and care into yourself. My biggest self care goals this year have been working on healthy eating and weight loss. But just as much as I need to take care of myself physically I need to take time to care for my spiritual, emotional, and mental needs too.
Summer Self Care Challenge
Daily Self Care Ideas
- Quiet Time
- Gratitude/Praise Journal
- Healthy Eating
- Dress Hair and Makeup Done
- Get some sunshine
Weekly Self Care Ideas
- Unplug One Day a Week (even if it is for only for a few hours but aim for a whole day)
- Take a class and learn to do something new you always wanted to
- Go out walking/hiking
- Mani/pedi at home or go have it done if it fits into your budget
- Soak in the Tub
- Take a nap
- Watch a movie
Monthly Self Care Ideas
- Get a Haircut
- Get a Massage
- Afternoon by Yourself
- Out for morning Latte and a good book!
- Women’s meetings
Annual Self Care Ideas
- One Day Retreat
- Spa Day
- Girls Weekend
- Weekend away with Hubby
- 5k Run
Take some time to brainstorm how you can get in some Self Care this summer.
Plan it out!
Put it on your calendar!
Make sure you do it!
I challenge you to choose to do something each week for self care and maybe one time this summer choose to do a month/annual self care idea (on the larger scale)!
What are your plans for self care this summer?
Speaking of planning don’t forget to check out Goals with Grace by Victoria! Not only would it help with Self Care goals but in all areas of life 🙂