My daily self-care routine is always evolving, because I'm always growing, learning, and needing different things. You've likely noticed the same for yourself as well if you have ever followed a consistent self-care routine.
In today's blog post, I'm sharing my current daily self-care routine that helps me to connect with myself, re-center and feel grounded.
My daily self-care routine
I feel like in the last year, my self-care routine took a sharp turn towards the mystical and magical. I was introduced to the moon phases and all of the magic they bring, oracle cards, healing crystals and spirit guides.
I shed many tears of awe and joy from the deeply intense feelings of connectedness and divine guidance I received.
So for this year, there are a few new additions going into my self-care routine. And here is what I recommend to anyone: create time for self-care, otherwise, it will get put on the back burner.
Knowing that I have time carved out for self-care helps me to release anxiety and stress because I can anticipate alone time to recharge and connect with myself.
Look at your month and then look at your weeks–where can you make time for yourself? Here's what I'm looking forward to this year in my self-care routine.
1. Moon rituals
The moon is perfect because she is our constant reminder of magic, energy, the Divine, and to stop and connect with ourselves.
I plan on doing four monthly self-care rituals that follow the energy of the moon and using the moon ritual sheets. This means I'll have a weekly date with myself and spirit guides to look forward to.
I'll be setting intentions that I want to manifest every new moon, taking inspired action every waxing moon, celebrating with gratitude every full moon, and releasing and resting every waning moon.
These rituals are the most restorative for me because my kids are in bed, the house is quiet, I have very soft lighting on, and I'm connecting with myself and the Divine.
2. Morning self-care
I'm not a morning person so my morning routine has never been extensive. I also homeschool my two sons who are early risers, so my house is always nice and loud when I wake up. But I still find it so beneficial to take anywhere from 10-30 minutes to be intentional.
I frequently share my morning routine on my Instagram stories. If I have more than 10 minutes, I light incense, read a few pages from a daily meditation book, and then fill out a morning worksheet from a self-care bundle.
All of this takes me less than 20 minutes and seriously makes such a difference in the way my day manifests and unfolds.
This year I plan to focus more of my time on reading inspirational books. Nothing gets my mindset into a more powerful mode than when I'm filling it with words of inspiration and encouragement.
I tend to get into a bad habit of just scrolling my phone before falling asleep. This lets other people's moods and stories be the last impression I leave on my subconscious mind, which is no bueno.
Right before we fall asleep is the PERFECT and BEST time to imprint what we want in life onto our subconscious minds.
Reading even a page or two from a book like Wishes Fulfilled before I fall asleep is enough to get me into that higher, powerful vibration.
My favorite thing to do is highlight passages in my favorite manifesting books and re-read over those passages before I fall asleep.
How I plan to implement the time
I'm a homeschooling, work-at-home mom so I do most of my self-care once my kids are in bed. Back when they were younger and I was nursing, I did a lot of reading inspirational books while nursing or laying next to them while they fell asleep.
I'm always looking for where I can make the most of my time. I also had a discussion a few years ago with my husband and we agreed to take turns putting the kids to bed so that the other parent can have the evening "off".
Whatever your schedule looks like, find the moments throughout your day where you can fit in things that recenter and restore you.
I would start small and not feel like my self-care time has to be a big production or perfect. I've also written here about how to get started with self-care.
Suggested items for your self-care routine
- A planner of some sort where you write down your intentions/goals/dreams and refections.
- Relaxing playlist
This is all I started with several years ago when I began this delicious unfolding into sacred self-care. I was basic as hell! I had my journal, planner, books and Norah Jones. And my life began to transform.
Self-care routines can be broken up and sprinkled throughout your day. It doesn't need to be this big thing that takes up an hour or more (although that's a lovely way to spend your time if you have the opportunity).
What's your self-care plan for this year? I'd love to read about it in the comments below.
Thank you for reading, I hope you enjoyed this article and found something to take away with you.
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Jessica Dimas is the creator of Manifesting Magic with the Moon.
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Jessica, I so appreciate the reminder to not dive into mindlessness before bed. That can be when Netflix or Facebook happens for me. I'm going to adopt your habit as my own - I LOVE this, "Right before we fall asleep is the PERFECT and BEST time to imprint what we want in life onto our subconscious minds." There are so many inspirational books I could be filling my mind with - and will be starting tonight. I also followed your moon ritual oracle practice beginning late last year and they are a winner! Thank you!
So glad to hear that Janice! And yes, I try to remind myself of this every day about the whole falling asleep while reading or thinking about something that I want to sink deep into my subconscious mind. Thank you for commenting!
Cassie from True Agape
I keep a journal to assess my day and to write all my plans and goals. I wanted them to be written so I can glance on them when the year ends.
Yes, I love that Cassie!
Even I scroll my phone before falling asleep looking at stories and news. This seriously affects the mood not only before sleeping but also the next day. Thank you for this wonderful article. It helped a lot.
Love this!! I can totally relate! Over the past few months, I’ve been setting intentions with the new moon. Having a promise with the universe to focus on myself has made it much easier when focusing on my goals!
Reading is also a great part of my daily self care routine. My boyfriend is the type of person who always wants attention at the end of the day, so he gets sometimes annoyed when I dive into my reading for way too long after work. Now I aim to read a bit before I start my day and it is such a blessing. The house is quiet and there is nothing really like the morning breeze. This is a great post!
Oh yes, there is just nothing like reading and being with yourself in the morning before everyone is awake. It's hard for me because I'm not a morning person but I so love it when it does happen. Thank you for your comment!