Self-care is an essential part of maintaining good physical and mental health. Taking some time for yourself each week can help you recharge and refresh, and what better day to do that than on a Sunday? To help you get started, we’ve created a Self-Care Sunday Checklist with resources to kick it into action.
Take care of your skin
Looking after your skin is an important part of self-care, and we have plenty of resources to help you do just that. We recommend applying sunscreen with at least SPF 30 to any exposed skin and wear protective clothing if you’re going to be outside for an extended period of time. For additional resources you can use our checking for skin cancer guide for a self assessment or access our sun protection guide for more information.
Nourish your body
Eating a healthy, balanced diet is an important part of self-care, and we have plenty of resources to help you make healthy choices. Try preparing a healthy meal or snack using a recipe from our Healthy Lunchbox site, or take some time to plan your meals for the coming week to ensure you’re getting all the nutrients your body needs to give you a strong start
Mindfulness is a powerful tool for reducing stress and improving your overall sense of well-being. Take some time on your Self-Care Sunday to practice mindfulness techniques such as deep breathing, meditation, or yoga. Our Meditation and Relaxation podcast can be a great place to start.
Connect with loved ones
Self-care isn’t just about looking after your physical health; it’s also about taking care of your mental and emotional well-being. Connecting with loved ones is an important part of this, and spending time with people who make you feel happy and supported can have a positive impact on your mood. Make plans to catch up with a friend or family member, or simply give someone you care about a call to let them know you’re thinking of them.
Unwind and relax
Finally, take some time to unwind and relax on your Self-Care Sunday. This might mean indulging in a relaxing activity such as reading, listening to music, or taking a bath. Alternatively, you might want to try a new hobby or activity that you find enjoyable and relaxing.
Remember, self-care is an ongoing process, and it’s important to prioritise your health and well-being every day of the week. But by taking some time each Sunday to focus on your physical, mental, and emotional well-being, you’ll be better equipped to face the challenges of the week ahead.