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What’s Inside My Self-Care Basket

The #1 way to make self-care a consistent practice is to make it convenient!

In this post, I’m sharing how I make self-care easy by creating a self-care basket that I keep in the main part of my house.

Creating a self-care basket

Creating a self-care basket

I have a gorgeous self-care space that I love. But…it’s winter and I’m cold.

I found myself not wanting to sit there, especially in the mornings when I usually love to do my self-care worksheets. I was coming downstairs, getting coffee and just generally waking up while sitting in the living room.

When I go without self-care, it’s not too pretty. I wrote about that in this post.

So I didn’t want to get in a bad rut where I wasn’t practicing any self-care, but I also didn’t want to create another full blown meditation space elsewhere in my house.

Enter my idea for a self-care basket. I decided it would hold all of my most necessary self-care items in it so that when I’m in my living room, which is where I sit the most, I would have self-care tools right next to me.

This has worked out so well! Even though the mornings and evenings are cold and dark, and I just want to sit under a blanket whenever I have a free moment, I am not forfeiting self-care.

Benefits of a self-care basket

  • It makes creating a consistent self-care routine EASY
  • I’m more mentally and emotionally organized
  • I stay feeling connected even when I’m busy
  • You instantly create sacred space anywhere in your house that you place the basket
  • It keeps your area tidy without creating a pile of things on a side table

Even when it’s not winter, there are lots of times when I don’t feel in the mood to sit at my meditation space. I just want to zone out in the living room in the mornings or at night.

Keeping a self-care basket next to my chair has all around made self-care very accessible.

I picked this white basket up at Target for around $16 because I wanted it to match the white side table that it sits behind. Here’s everything I keep currently in my self-care basket.

1. Mindset binder

mindset binde

My mindset binder the big kahuna. It holds my mindset and self-care worksheets as well as other business related things that I keep for Dwell in Magic.

Most importantly, it holds my morning self-care sheets. I have a lot of morning sheets that I love, but the ones I’m using currently are the moon worksheets.

These are tailored to the different energy that we need to embody every month, giving focus to not only action but to reflection and rest as well.

The other reason I’m using these sheets is because there’s a section to record a daily card pull. I love pulling an oracle card in the morning for guidance and connection.

moon worksheet

I keep a separate moon binder upstairs in my meditation space which I use to store all of my sheets for self-care moon rituals as well as other more in-depth mindset worksheets. You can see what’s in my moon binder in this post.

2. Planner

law of attraction planner

I don’t use my planner a ton, to be honest, but every Sunday I do like to write out everything I have to do the following week so I don’t forget.

Usually at night, I’ll open my planner and just look over my schedule and priorities for the week. This really helps me from feeling overwhelmed and unorganized.

I like to try and get a planner that focuses on mindset. This year I got the law of attraction planner but I honestly just use it more for its calendar than anything.

law of attraction calendar

3. Journal

Journaling for me is like keeping a little therapist in my basket. It’s also one of those things that I will put off to do later unless I have the journal right in front of me.

Having the journal in the basket has made it easy for me to just pull it out anytime during the day or evening and rage write, ha! But I’m not really kidding–it makes it easy for me to release pent up feelings and thoughts in the moment rather than holding them in.

If you follow me on Instagram, I shared a few weeks ago in my Insta stories all of the cute journals I recently found at Target. I love this one.

journal

Check out this Instagram post I recently made to see an example of a journal prompt that I do frequently for a re-set.

4. Kindle reader

Well technically it’s my iPad but I have the Kindle app downloaded on it so I can keep all of my books in one place.

I do love reading actual books but honestly my house gets too cluttered. I’m a book whore so reading ebooks is not only neater for me but I can also read them at night without having to have a light on.

Here’s some books I recommend, minus the ones that say “New” because I haven’t read those yet. Most of these are books I’m re-reading.

mindset books

5. Daily oracle deck

As I stated up above, I love pulling a daily card. It’s quick guidance that helps to give me perspective and usually always touches on something I’m going through.

Not all decks are created equal though. Also, there are lots of decks that I absolutely love but they don’t work so well for a daily card pull.

My favorite deck for a daily card pull is the Daily Guidance from Your Angels deck.

daily guidance from your angels

The illustrations are a little cheesy, yes. But the messages on the card and in the booklet are always so spot on for me. I just love this deck.

If you want to know what my favorite oracle decks are and how I use them, you can check out this post.

6. Daily mindset books

I currently have You Can Heal Your Life and Trust Life in my basket, both by Louise Hay.

self-care books

You Can Heal Your Life is a long time favorite of mine. I really did heal myself with this book, especially the workbook that accompanies it.

I always say that this book should be in everyone’s self-care toolkit. This book and a candle are how I started my self-care routine years ago. It was so simple and yet so transformative.

you can heal your life

The other book, Trust Life, is just a good daily book that focuses on affirmations to help shift your mindset.

Trust life

My other favorites for a daily morning book are Simple Abundance and Journey to the Heart (this one is actually one of my absolute favorites).

Daily books are great because they help shift your mindset in a short amount of time and put you in an inspired, reflective mood.

A morning worksheet + a daily book = a powerful & quick self-care morning combo!

7. Headphones & sacred space spray

I’m combining these two because they both help create ambiance!

I use my headphones when I’m able so that I can tune out my loud ass family. Depending on how I want to feel, I’ll listen to calming music, upbeat, ASMR, etc.

Truly helps me to get into zen mode without having to disappear into my room, which is hard when you’re a parent.

self-care basket

I use these headphones and love them.

I’m not particular about a sacred space spray, this is just the one I currently have on hand. I’m subscribed to Goddess Provisions which is a monthly witchy type box and they always send aromatherapy products.

This spray came in one of the boxes and I’ve been using it to make my space feel more relaxed and sacred.

I wrote a post about my favorite witchy subscription boxes you can check out. I highly recommend subscribing to one as they keep sacred self-care in the forefront of your mind and also keep your self-care tools stocked.


Not mentioned in this post is my little supply of incense I keep in my living room. Lighting incense can make whatever room you’re in feel more zen instantly!

I hope you enjoyed this post and I also hope that you put together a self-care basket for yourself soon if you haven’t already! It’s a small but powerful way to consistently practice self-care.

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If you’d like more sacred self-care inspiration, connect with me on Instagram where I share my self-care routine and moon rituals on Insta stories.

And if you’d like more direct support and community with like-minded people, come join the Dwell in Magic Facebook group.

Lots of love,

Jessica


Jessica Dimas is the creator of the popular moon ritual worksheet bundle Manifesting Magic with the Moon. Connect with her on Facebook and Instagram for more inspiration and updates.

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I have binge read so many of your posts in the last few days! I've been trying so hard to heal my soul, and I feel like you're introducing me to the tools and techniques to finally do that! Thank you so much!

Melanie D.

2019-03-28T15:54:56-04:00

Melanie D.

I have binge read so many of your posts in the last few days! I've been trying so hard to heal my soul, and I feel like you're introducing me to the tools and techniques to finally do that! Thank you so much!

Hi Jessica. Hope you are well. I have just got your manifesting magic with the moon worksheet and I LOVE IT,THANK YOU.

N.F.

2019-03-29T17:03:23-04:00

N.F.

Hi Jessica. Hope you are well. I have just got your manifesting magic with the moon worksheet and I LOVE IT,THANK YOU.

I have a dedicated album for sacred self-care & I'm posting a bunch of your blog posts and links in them because you are my absolute favourite!! I found you a couple of years ago and started with your "anything can be" bundle and I've been following you ever since and love your stuff ❤Thank you for what you do and for sharing your knowledge with the world!!!

Sandra

2019-03-29T17:05:31-04:00

Sandra

I have a dedicated album for sacred self-care & I'm posting a bunch of your blog posts and links in them because you are my absolute favourite!! I found you a couple of years ago and started with your "anything can be" bundle and I've been following you ever since and love your stuff Thank you for what you do and for sharing your knowledge with the world!!!

Wow, is all I can say. Your blog made me realize that I am 100% an empath. It explains SO MUCH. I am in shock. I've been researching it for four hours now, and I'm just blown away with the answers and validation that I am experiencing. Everything is all making sense now thanks to you. THANK YOU.

C.E.

2019-03-29T17:08:33-04:00

C.E.

Wow, is all I can say. Your blog made me realize that I am 100% an empath. It explains SO MUCH. I am in shock. I've been researching it for four hours now, and I'm just blown away with the answers and validation that I am experiencing. Everything is all making sense now thanks to you. THANK YOU.

Hi Jessica, I have recently discovered your work and I love every word you write. I purchased the Self Care for moms and I am working towards setting up this sacred space and time in between the chaotic time I have currently being a full time working mother and also expecting my second baby in May.

Jisha

2019-03-29T17:12:20-04:00

Jisha

Hi Jessica, I have recently discovered your work and I love every word you write. I purchased the Self Care for moms and I am working towards setting up this sacred space and time in between the chaotic time I have currently being a full time working mother and also expecting my second baby in May.

Thank you so very much for the gorgeous moon calendar!  A lot of time and love went into it–hugely appreciated!

Tracy

2019-03-29T17:13:30-04:00

Tracy

Thank you so very much for the gorgeous moon calendar!  A lot of time and love went into it–hugely appreciated!

Thank you!!!!!!! Just discovering your blog and loving it so much! I marveled at how full the moon looked last night and I am so happy you sent this reminder to act on it.

Cat

2019-03-29T17:14:26-04:00

Cat

Thank you!!!!!!! Just discovering your blog and loving it so much! I marveled at how full the moon looked last night and I am so happy you sent this reminder to act on it.

Oh my gosh. I love you. Thank you for making everything so succinct. You have such a user friendly approach to all of this.

Rhyne

2019-03-29T17:15:10-04:00

Rhyne

Oh my gosh. I love you. Thank you for making everything so succinct. You have such a user friendly approach to all of this.

I just downloaded your 7 day bootcamp. I cannot wait to start it tomorrow! Thank you for making it!!!

Julie

2019-03-29T17:16:43-04:00

Julie

I just downloaded your 7 day bootcamp. I cannot wait to start it tomorrow! Thank you for making it!!!

Hi Jessica! Just wanted to write & say thank you for your 7 Day Bootcamp! I just love it and have implemented morning and evening self-care routines and maintained them for a few weeks. I also have Sacred Self-Care which I can't wait to dive into. Thank you for your blog and courses, they are just wonderful.

Monique

2019-03-29T17:17:39-04:00

Monique

Hi Jessica! Just wanted to write & say thank you for your 7 Day Bootcamp! I just love it and have implemented morning and evening self-care routines and maintained them for a few weeks. I also have Sacred Self-Care which I can't wait to dive into. Thank you for your blog and courses, they are just wonderful.

I'm a new blogger and found your blog planner a couple weeks back. I instantly fell in love with it, it was everything I was looking for and more. I have a horrible habit of buying planners and never using them, until I bought this one. I always have it next to me when I blog and I'm constantly pulling it out to add things to it.

Christina

2019-03-29T17:19:42-04:00

Christina

I'm a new blogger and found your blog planner a couple weeks back. I instantly fell in love with it, it was everything I was looking for and more. I have a horrible habit of buying planners and never using them, until I bought this one. I always have it next to me when I blog and I'm constantly pulling it out to add things to it.

If you don't have Jessica's Manifesting Magic with the Moon worksheets, I highly recommend you invest in them! They help me so much and are easy to follow!!

Kristy L.

2019-03-29T17:22:38-04:00

Kristy L.

If you don't have Jessica's Manifesting Magic with the Moon worksheets, I highly recommend you invest in them! They help me so much and are easy to follow!!

Jessica, you're the first person that really inspired me to take care of myself. In 2016 I really wanted to do daily practices, but I never did it. Reading your words made me give it a try. Thank you so, so much for all of this.

Amanda

2019-03-29T17:23:34-04:00

Amanda

Jessica, you're the first person that really inspired me to take care of myself. In 2016 I really wanted to do daily practices, but I never did it. Reading your words made me give it a try. Thank you so, so much for all of this.

Jessica, I can't even begin to tell you how your book & exercises have been changing my life! Can't thank you enough!! it's been so eye opening for both my husband and I.

Melissa S.

2019-03-29T17:24:24-04:00

Melissa S.

Jessica, I can't even begin to tell you how your book & exercises have been changing my life! Can't thank you enough!! it's been so eye opening for both my husband and I.

Hi Jessica, I've been following you for ages on Instagram and have more recently been finding your group so useful.. so thank you.

Louise

2019-03-29T17:01:17-04:00

Louise

Hi Jessica, I've been following you for ages on Instagram and have more recently been finding your group so useful.. so thank you.

I have purchased both the Anything Can Be bundle and the 7 Day Mini Manifesting Boot Camp. Both are so helpful in prompting me to write out my thoughts and to focus. The worksheets are beautiful, and they have become a calming ritual. I bookend my days with candles glowing and pen in hand.

Sandy

2019-03-29T16:59:19-04:00

Sandy

I have purchased both the Anything Can Be bundle and the 7 Day Mini Manifesting Boot Camp. Both are so helpful in prompting me to write out my thoughts and to focus. The worksheets are beautiful, and they have become a calming ritual. I bookend my days with candles glowing and pen in hand.

Hey Jessica! I have been following you for some time now. Your work is inspiring and resonates with me so much! Your posts on self care have influenced a lot of what I do now and helped me really get into intentional self care. I believe what you offer is so needed in today's world.

Odessa

2019-03-29T16:58:31-04:00

Odessa

Hey Jessica! I have been following you for some time now. Your work is inspiring and resonates with me so much! Your posts on self care have influenced a lot of what I do now and helped me really get into intentional self care. I believe what you offer is so needed in today's world.

Without Jessica's worksheets and the whole bundle that is, I would be so lost, unorganized & frustrated. She has created such an awesome platform for even the newbie like me just getting started. Thank you Jessica!

E.M.

2019-03-29T16:33:49-04:00

E.M.

Without Jessica's worksheets and the whole bundle that is, I would be so lost, unorganized & frustrated. She has created such an awesome platform for even the newbie like me just getting started. Thank you Jessica!

Ahhhh LOVE this! You're so inspiring. I just ordered your Moon Manifesting workbook last night and I'm really loving it from what I've seen, planning to dive in with the full moon worksheets Friday and moving forward! Super appreciate the amazing art and wisdom that you contribute! Keep rocking it, beautiful!!

Stephanie

2019-03-29T16:36:49-04:00

Stephanie

Ahhhh LOVE this! You're so inspiring. I just ordered your Moon Manifesting workbook last night and I'm really loving it from what I've seen, planning to dive in with the full moon worksheets Friday and moving forward! Super appreciate the amazing art and wisdom that you contribute! Keep rocking it, beautiful!!

Your email today literally changed my life. Thanks for contributing such magical elements into my life.

Rosie

2019-03-29T16:38:13-04:00

Rosie

Your email today literally changed my life. Thanks for contributing such magical elements into my life.

Just bought the Manifesting with the Moon worksheet bundle! I've felt drawn to it for while now. Just in time for tomorrow's full moon!! Thank you <3

S.E.

2019-03-29T16:39:05-04:00

S.E.

Just bought the Manifesting with the Moon worksheet bundle! I've felt drawn to it for while now. Just in time for tomorrow's full moon!! Thank you <3

Omg the moon worksheets are my fav!!! A friend asked if it was a course and I was like it's a self-taught course but the pages are self-guided and I love it!!

Frances

2019-03-29T16:40:26-04:00

Frances

Omg the moon worksheets are my fav!!! A friend asked if it was a course and I was like it's a self-taught course but the pages are self-guided and I love it!!

Hi love! I just wanted to say THANK YOU for your beautiful moon worksheets! I purchased it over the weekend and I am so excited to get into it!!

Laura E.

2019-03-29T16:41:06-04:00

Laura E.

Hi love! I just wanted to say THANK YOU for your beautiful moon worksheets! I purchased it over the weekend and I am so excited to get into it!!

Hey Jess :) been doing your worksheets and loving them!

Kelly J.

2019-03-29T16:41:51-04:00

Kelly J.

Hey Jess :) been doing your worksheets and loving them!

Hi, just wanted to tell you your blog is wonderful and in a span of 10 minutes gave me answers to two questions I had. Truly magical.

Christina

2019-03-29T16:42:37-04:00

Christina

Hi, just wanted to tell you your blog is wonderful and in a span of 10 minutes gave me answers to two questions I had. Truly magical.

Hi! I'm a hugggge fan, you are such an inspiration and a huge motivator! Thanks for being such an amazing person in today's world.

Dakota

2019-03-29T16:44:11-04:00

Dakota

Hi! I'm a hugggge fan, you are such an inspiration and a huge motivator! Thanks for being such an amazing person in today's world.

Seriously your words are thoughts my mind craves!! Thank you for sharing your beautiful knowledge! Please know you're helping change my life for the better with your posts!!!

S.F.

2019-03-29T16:45:05-04:00

S.F.

Seriously your words are thoughts my mind craves!! Thank you for sharing your beautiful knowledge! Please know you're helping change my life for the better with your posts!!!

Hi Jessica! I wanted to thank you for being so amazing. I have been struggling with panic and anxiety now for some time and have been trying to self heal with some of the strategies you use. I'm 10 days without a panic attack, I'm slowly getting there.

Kellie M.

2019-03-29T16:46:43-04:00

Kellie M.

Hi Jessica! I wanted to thank you for being so amazing. I have been struggling with panic and anxiety now for some time and have been trying to self heal with some of the strategies you use. I'm 10 days without a panic attack, I'm slowly getting there.

Hello Jessica. I just wanted to let you know that your seven day mini manifesting boot camp has helped me a lot and I am only on day two!

Jen

2019-03-29T16:52:03-04:00

Jen

Hello Jessica. I just wanted to let you know that your seven day mini manifesting boot camp has helped me a lot and I am only on day two!

Thank u thank u thank u so much for being so caring and considerate I would have slept with a heavy heart today had I not received your reply. I love reading your articles cause they are easy flowing, not too hard on the brain. Life seems so simple and so amazingly beautiful in your articles. Keep inspiring 👍

Anjum

2019-03-29T16:54:52-04:00

Anjum

Thank u thank u thank u so much for being so caring and considerate I would have slept with a heavy heart today had I not received your reply. I love reading your articles cause they are easy flowing, not too hard on the brain. Life seems so simple and so amazingly beautiful in your articles. Keep inspiring 

Hi! I first found you on Pinterest and from there started following your Instagram page. I truly appreciate your work that focuses on well-being of self & others. Also it gives peace and positive vibes. Keep shining and spreading the magic!

Suchi

2019-03-30T14:16:12-04:00

Suchi

Hi! I first found you on Pinterest and from there started following your Instagram page. I truly appreciate your work that focuses on well-being of self & others. Also it gives peace and positive vibes. Keep shining and spreading the magic!