My Self Care Routine

Photo by Sarah Gualtieri on Unsplash

I typically have a busy life, as I’m sure you can relate. Stress has always played a prominent role in my life, and after trying multiple methods of relieving stress, I never stuck to the same routine. I would come across ideas on Pinterest, Facebook, or Instagram on ways to cope with stress, but these ideas would never fully stick for me. My stress kept adding up and nothing was changing it nor was I doing anything different.

This is where I came up with #selfcaresunday. So far, it has consistently stuck with me for over four months now.

Yes, I know this may sound quirky or cliché, believe me, I thought so too, but for some reason it stuck with me.

On a side note, I used to wake up dreading Sunday’s because it meant the last day to cram in all my homework, or knowing that I’d have to wake up again at 6am the next day. That’s why I decided to dedicate Sunday’s to taking care of myself so I would no longer have any negative feelings towards a certain day of the week, but rather look forward to it.

This isn’t necessarily a day where I follow the same routine every week, but rather a day that I devote to taking care of myself. If that means grocery shopping, taking a nap, or doing laundry, I do it because I know it is good for me. Typically, my #selfcaresunday will involve me waking up at a decent hour to go to church, eat a relatively healthy and yummy meal, take a nap if need be, and anything that relaxes me during the day. Sunday nights is when the real self care starts to kick in. I normally take a shower, do a hair mask, face mask, drink hot tea, and listen to one of my favorite Spotify playlists, and paint/journal. A combination of all these, mentally prepares me for the week ahead while also letting the stress of the past week go.

The growth that I have seen in myself both physically and mentally is tremendous.

Photo by Abby Hayes

If you are looking for a way to help with your stress levels, treat yourself, and allow yourself to relax in a world that’s always busy, I highly recommend you find a day that works best for yourself (or even a few hours) and do whatever it may be that is good for you and your body. People function differently, and finding what works best for you to unwind is important. If you decide to give it a try, I’d love to hear what works for you.

“It’s not selfish to love yourself, take care of yourself, and to make your happiness and priority. It’s necessary.”

–Mandy Hale




I am passionate about all forms of art, skincare, and learning. If you love these three, then check out my blog!

Recommended from Medium

Say Yes To Life: 5 Forgotten Lessons On Meaning From Viktor Frankl

The Fragrance of Freshness

"Vanitas-Still Life," (1668), Maria van Oosterwijck (License: CC0)

4 Hard Lessons You Must Learn to Become an Action Taker

I didn’t need anyone to rescue me, all along

The number one thing keeping you from growth

Barriers To Critical Thinking Examples Exercises

Why Self-Awareness Is a Key to Emotional Healing

10 Lessons I Learned in 2021

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Abby Hayes

Abby Hayes

I am passionate about all forms of art, skincare, and learning. If you love these three, then check out my blog!

More from Medium

You Will Have A Productive Day If You Try These 5 Things

Daily Positive Affirmations


Do You Want to Feel More Focused? — Try Yawning More