Calendar To Treat Yourself This Holiday Season

 25 Days of Self-Care

Self-care is often overlooked. Especially this year, as quarantine, stress and uncertainty has taken over a majority of our lives. Nonetheless, taking care of yourself is extremely important, as it helps encourage maintaining a healthy relationship with yourself and others. 

With the holidays coming up, stress seems to consume us even more due to the pressures that accompany the holiday season — travel plans, hosting relatives and finding the perfect gifts for all your friends and family. So this year, gift yourself by filling your calendar with some holiday self-care!

Below is a list of ideas that tend to the mind, body and soul so you can get started on your self-care journey.

Self Reflection Journaling

One fantastic way to calm the mind and unwind after a long stressful day is to journal. Practicing self-reflection journaling can help you set goals for yourself, become more mindful or have a safe place to vent your feelings. If you aren’t sure where to start, check out this free journal entry printable complete with mindful prompts.

Get Moving

Getting your heart rate up increases happy hormones like serotonin and dopamine, so incorporating exercise into your routine is a great form of self-care. This doesn’t require a long hard workout either! You could do a simple 30 minute circuit, go on a brisk walk, dance or practice some yoga. Yoga is known for easing symptoms of stress and anxiety so it’s a great practice to incorporate in a morning or evening routine.

Write Yourself a Love Letter

An important aspect of self-care is being kind to yourself and practicing self-love, so start by writing yourself a thoughtful love letter. Jot down things you love and admire about yourself, no matter how big or small they might be. If you are in need of a place to begin, check out this printable self-love letter to get you started.

Take a Detox Bath

There’s nothing like a nice detox bath to wash all the worries away. Take some time to create a relaxing bathroom environment by lighting a candle and pouring a glass of wine or cup of tea so you can get ready for a nice detoxifying soak in your tub. Use some epsom salts, baking soda and a few drops of your favorite essential oil and soak for at least 20 minutes, using this time to focus on yourself and relax.

Do Something Nice For Someone Else

Helping others does so much good for our mental health. Since the holiday season is a time for giving, try doing something nice for someone else, whether it's volunteering at a local organization, donating to charity or buying a meal for the person behind you in line at the drive thru. Another fun and cute way to brighten someone’s day is by surprising them with one of these punny and positive holiday cards! You can put these in a neighbor’s mailbox, on the windshield of someone’s car or mail them to a friend to let them know you are thinking about them.

Self-care is all about pampering yourself and making yourself feel good, so do whatever makes you happy and feel nourished! For more ideas, download this 25 days of self-care calendar, complete with 25 treat yourself ideas courtesy of FragranceX to wrap up the year and start the new year feeling refreshed and rejuvenated! 

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