Simple Self-Care Practices For The Summer

Self-care is essential, no matter what season it is. According to specialists, practicing self-care decreases stress while improving the mental health. For that matter, people need to learn how to be kind to themselves all year round. Summer is a great time to start introducing some of these practices into your routine, mostly because during summer, the sun is out for a longer period of time and that means that you get more time to think about your well-being. On the other hand, during summer, you are able to spend more time outdoors and take some time off work and just relax. 

Once you start taking care of yourself, you are able to perform better in your daily life. It makes you a lot more confident. Last but not least, as most self-care practices concentrate on your appearance, you’ll be able to maintain your beauty for years to come. Below there are a few examples that you could try out this summer.

Planning a Vacation

Plan a Vacation 

Even though the destination is not that relevant, taking time off to do something for yourself is vital. You could either plan a vacation to a place that looks beautiful during summer, or stay at home and concentrate all your energies on your well-being. This kind of treat ensures a successful career while living a better life. Making a list of all the things you’d like to do while you’re off work sets a good routine and makes you productive. Make sure to spend time with your friends, but don’t forget the importance of focusing on yourself.

Savour Fresh Foods

Savour Fresh Foods 

Summer is a great time to try out new dishes. During the summertime, there are many tasty and exotic fruits and vegetables in season. They could be easily turned into delicious soups, salads, smoothies or even delicious treats such as cakes or tarts. Eating good quality foods preserves the beauty and elasticity of your skin.

Make Any Necessary Changes 

Make Any Necessary Changes 

Most of us will be unhappy with one or two things when it comes to our appearance or knowledge. Perhaps you wish you knew more on a certain subject, or maybe you’re unhappy with your receding hairline. Both these issues, as well as most, can be remedied. For instance, by checking out these incredible hair transplant results and the FUE procedure, you could have luscious hair, or if you want to head back to university, there are many online college courses for you to do this summer.

Take a Break From Technology 

Take a Break From Technology 

Technology plays an important role in people’s lives, but every now and then it is good to take a break from it. For instance, a good way of nurturing yourself before going to bed would be by taking a nice stroll in the local park followed by a relaxing bath. Reading a book before going to bed is a lot more exciting and better for the mind than spending time staring at a laptop or tablet screen. Also, try taking a whole day off technology as a way of reconnecting with yourself.

Wake up Earlier 

It would be a shame to waste your whole day by spending it in bed during a beautiful summer day. Try to wake up at least 30 minutes earlier, and you’ll feel more energised and ready to start your day. It might take a while before you get used to the new routine, but once you do, you’ll understand how great it is to meditate or savour a coffee during a quiet morning. Waking up earlier gives you extra time to plan a short getaway for the whole family, which is ideal during summer. 

Simple Self-Care Practices For The Summer

Self-care is important, regardless of your age or season. However, these summer practices will nurture your needs while helping you to have a lovely day.

Do you have any other simple self-care practices you swear by?
Be sure to let me know in the comments below.
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52 Comments

  1. 16/05/2018 / 11:47 am

    Self care is definitely important – and taking a break from technology is the one I find hardest, but probably need the most.

  2. 16/05/2018 / 5:48 pm

    Back in January, I made a vow to take better care of myself so I’m always looking for ways to do just that. These are all excellent tips.

  3. 16/05/2018 / 6:02 pm

    Planning a holiday and having it look forward to definitely helps me. I really need to put my phone down more!

  4. Candy
    16/05/2018 / 6:04 pm

    Just took our first vacation two more coming up. Plus remodeling the kitchen. So busy this summer

  5. 16/05/2018 / 7:06 pm

    I always wake up early no matter what season. And yes for the fresh produce. We just booked our summer getaway for this year too.

  6. 16/05/2018 / 7:48 pm

    Great minds think alike! While I won’t be trying new foods I am going back to my healthy eating, I have started reading before bed rather than staying on the comp and I am trying to awaken earlier. Awesome tips!
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  7. 16/05/2018 / 7:51 pm

    These are some great ideas! I think we all need to make sure we are looking after ourselves as best we can and a holiday sounds like a great idea to me!
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  8. 16/05/2018 / 8:16 pm

    One of the self-care things I am going now is spending time with books in a hammock! I have already started and goodness I love hammock life so much! LOL I also want to explore more local food and find some new things for everyone in the family to love!

  9. robin rue
    16/05/2018 / 8:20 pm

    As much as I would love to take a break from technology, I really don’t think that I can since I work online. I will have to try the others 🙂

  10. 16/05/2018 / 8:39 pm

    Yes, I think putting away technology is SO important. I do it and read a book. It’s one of my favorite things to do for self care.

  11. 16/05/2018 / 10:02 pm

    There are some really lovely tips here. I hope to try and plan a trip if I can as I need a break. Also the fresh foods I am already enjoying there are so many lovely fruits that are in season.
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  12. 16/05/2018 / 10:59 pm

    I really could do with some self-care. I’ve been so busy lately and am struggling with everyday life that I think it would do me good. I do have a girly weekend away coming up soon so that might help x

  13. 16/05/2018 / 11:11 pm

    I am so not a morning person. I am working on getting up earlier. I get up at 7 now, but I am working toward 6:30 a.m. That extra half an hour could be my mediative practice.

  14. 17/05/2018 / 12:26 am

    I never take time to do enough self care. I love all of these! I also love all the fresh fruit of the summer.

  15. Rebecca
    17/05/2018 / 1:21 am

    Self care is important. I try raking a walk everyday to destress and relax.

  16. 17/05/2018 / 1:23 am

    I’ve found myself trending to a few of these things, now that it’s getting warmer. I’m all about planning two vacations. and I love the fresh food of the seasons! Plus getting up early has come more naturally lately.

  17. 17/05/2018 / 4:05 am

    I love taking a break from my gadgets to be honest! The internet can be pretty stressful and it would be nice to make sure that you give yourself time off from it to breathe and clear your mind. Love all these self care ideas!

  18. deborah dennert
    17/05/2018 / 6:22 am

    Waking up early is so hard but I agree it is good- I get so much more done in the day when I get up early.

  19. Annemarie LeBlanc
    17/05/2018 / 7:29 am

    Aside from choosing healthier food options, I really need to plan a getaway to a quiet place in the countryside. Preferably near a lake. Enjoying some quiet time is a great way to banish stress and heal my body.

  20. 17/05/2018 / 7:32 am

    This is a great post! I need to practice some good self care this summer!

  21. Dannii
    17/05/2018 / 10:16 am

    I am trying to be on social media a lot less and it’s really helping with my mental health. That and running each morning.

  22. 17/05/2018 / 1:27 pm

    I’m liking the planning a vacation suggestion! It’s been such a stressful year so far a holiday is definitely in order. I’ll skip on the hair transplant though. 😉
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  23. 17/05/2018 / 2:31 pm

    I always find it easier to eat healthier in the summer, it’s such a feel good time of year isn’t it? In winter I just want to eat rich, creamy foods which aren’t so good.

  24. 17/05/2018 / 4:26 pm

    I love all of these ideas for self care, particularly take a break from technology. I have started turning my phone completely off at night and I feel like it makes a difference emotionally and spiritually.

  25. 17/05/2018 / 6:47 pm

    I always look forward to the summer time. It allows for better opportunities to step away from screens.

  26. 17/05/2018 / 8:00 pm

    It can be so hard to remember to put yourself in your priorities. Lately I have been in a rut about it.

  27. 17/05/2018 / 10:05 pm

    Such perfect examples of the way you can really make a difference in your own life. I need to practice a bit of self care and I know I need a holiday as my mental health is really suffering. Thank you for giving me some other options to look at too x

  28. 17/05/2018 / 11:49 pm

    I left my phone for an entire day and it felt amazing not having to look and check emails or worry about text messages. It just felt freeing. I think a break from technology is perfect for self care.

  29. 18/05/2018 / 12:51 am

    These are all brilliant ideas. I think I would benefit from doing all of them, especially the technology one!

  30. 18/05/2018 / 3:15 am

    I’ve definitely been thinking about a tech break. Sometimes i feel like it runs my life, especially when you use it all the time for work. Sometimes you need to reconnect with yourself and the real world without email and social media.

  31. 18/05/2018 / 10:17 am

    These are fabulous tips and I have to be honest and agree that I do need to follow some of these tips to place more importance to myself and self care.

  32. 18/05/2018 / 3:05 pm

    I agree with all of these, especially the last one. I’ve been waking up earlier and I feel calmer and more peaceful for it.

  33. 19/05/2018 / 7:54 pm

    This is a great post! It is so true, you need to take care of yourself at least set a day during the week where you can do all the “me things” you need to do before hubby comes home!

  34. 19/05/2018 / 10:12 pm

    I’m doing a mix of eating all kinds of healthy greens and yellows while taking a break away from my gadgets. Doing these in a park with a friend or a kid seems to be the perfect relaxation time for me. 🙂

  35. 20/05/2018 / 2:11 pm

    i read once that the act of planning a holiday is actually better for your mental health and relaxing then taking the holiday! x
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