Have you tried installing a self care weekly routine into your life? Doing this is an excellent way to keep yourself happy and healthy (both mentally and physically).
If you don’t know what a “self care weekly routine” is, it is a routine you do daily (or sometimes) whenever you invest time to self-care. Such as, putting on facemask every Sunday of the week, eating healthy 3 times a week, etc.
Reading this could inspire you to create your own wellbeing routine too. The bonus part is that it can be a great way to improve your mood, help your body system and be more organised.
It’s fine if you miss a day or two when your schedule is full. Sometimes, we can’t always be flawless and do everything all at once.
Are you ready to invest in yourself by installing a self care weekly routine?
So grab your mug of coffee or tea and let’s get right into it!
I’ll be categorising my self care weekly routine in 4 main categories: Daily, Somedays, Sunday & Mon/Tues.
I do (nearly) every day.
Only days when I’m not fully packed or just days when I really need to do it. You know, I really tried with trying to do these tasks every day but not everyone is perfect. Nor am I. That’s why I try as best as possible to add these to my daily routine.
Sundays are my relaxing days. I use this day to just chill and take good care of myself.
Mondays & Tuesdays
These days are free until I start university. So I take advantages of Mon & Tues for physical health.
- After every skin cleansing, I use Sukin – Hydrating Mist Toner to refresh and heal my face, making it more glowy and less “tone awkward”.
- Update Sep 2020: Ok since I’m obsessed with skincare, I have a bunch more. Here’s some that I use today:
- I take my health supplements daily since I stay in the house all week and never go out. I have troubles “swallowing” (no puns intended) tablets so instead, I intake gummies (it’s much easier!).
What multivitamins do I use?
- Home exercise. Normally, I don’t go to GYMs because I got no money to buy a membership when I’m already spending other monthly payments on my blog.
I use to walk home often from public school because I lived 20 mins away but after dropping out to do online school, I’m stuck at home all day.
Thank god there are free home exercise apps and videos that exist and can be done anywhere. I use a free exercising app called 30 Day Fitness Challenge (IOS/Android). I add in my BMI (body mass index) so that I can keep track of my weight and height. It gives me options for exercises that suit my need. For example, if you want to focus on legs or abs, then you do the legs or abs course.
- Drink Plenty of Water. There are many benefits of drinking water daily such as dehydration, skin complexion, reducing headaches and much more.
It is highly recommended that you drink water daily. I always have two water bottles with me: one on my desk and one of my bedside table.
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I did admit at the start of the year that I would make it my goal to journal every night. Sadly, lack of motivation for me to write in my journal every night seems like a hazard and I started to write less and less.
But, that doesn’t mean I stop writing! I’m like halfway completed with my journal and I would write only on days where I would have any thoughts or events that happened that day.
Update Sep 2020: I’m accomplishing my goals for my past self by writing in my cheap journal daily in 2020! (It’s a success).
At the start of this year, I ended up meditating until my relatives came to stay with us for a few weeks (of course, if you live in an Asian family, you’re gonna have to suffer loud conversations till 1 am!). After they left, I ended up meditating for a few days and stopped again just because I’m just too lazy.
But, if you’re the type of person who stresses out or has a bad temper, meditation is a recommend.
Throughout the days that I stopped meditating, I ended up being cranky, overwhelmed, annoyed and pretty much frustrated. I’m trying to get back into the “meditating spirit” by starting off slowly (5-10 mins a night) and then climbing up the ladder when I get used to it. If I skipped a day of meditating, then I would have to restart back to 5 minutes the next time I meditate.
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Sunday (Relaxing Day)
- I use a facemask. The facemask I use is called Swisse – Manuka Honey Detoxifying Facial Mask. I only use this every Sundays because usually, with facemasks, you gotta leave it on your face until it becomes hardened.
During my weekdays, I don’t have the time to be patient to leave my facemask to “clay up” so I use my Sundays for that since it’s a break day.
- Shopping. I must admit, even as a broke student, going out, spending or chilling with my family or friends helps me relieve stress. Sometimes, I don’t even spend anything! But other times, when I do shop online (due to the pandemic), I use the Honey extension so I can get a good deal of discounts without having to search up for a coupon code that doesn’t work.
Yet I still feel like I had a good and productive day going out. On Sundays, everyone is at home so we tend to go out and just buy groceries or go on a shopping spree for the products we need.
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Monday or Tuesdays
Taking a walk in the neighbourhood
Even though Mondays seem like a drag to you, I do like Mondays because it’s the start of a new productive week (and you know how much I looooove productivity).
Only during sunny days, I like to get into my workout gear and go out for a walk around the neighbourhood. If Monday isn’t sunny, then I’ll go for a walk on Tuesday.
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I’m glad to tell you about my self care weekly routine. I hope you too can be motivated by starting a wellbeing routine for yourself and taking care of your body and mind.
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