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When you start practicing self-care, your initial goal will be to at the very least meet your basic needs. This includes things like getting enough sleep, exercising regularly, eating a balanced diet, eating a nutritious breakfast, and addressing health concerns.
Once you get a handle on meeting your basic needs, you can start prioritizing more in-depth self-care. This kind of self-care is important if you want to live your best life. This includes emotional self-care, mental health, physical self-care, and improving your overall wellness and quality of life.
Taking bubble baths when you feel overwhelmed isn't the only way to meet your self-care needs (although it's definitely nice).
We've put together a checklist that incorporates some basic daily self-care activities plus a little extra. By using these daily self-care ideas and incorporating Blissy luxury beauty and wellness products into your morning and evening, you'll be on the fast track to a more balanced and radiant life!
Read on to discover how creating self-care practices will help you meet your personal needs and improve many other aspects of life quality.
But first, download the checklist:
Morning Self-Care Checklist
Start your day off right with a soulful and mind-calming morning self-care routine. You'll enjoy benefits for both your physical health and mental health.
After you wake up, create the perfect space for relaxation by spritzing the room with Blissy Sleep & Pillow Mist in Lemongrass + Eucalyptus. The essential oil combination will create an uplifting atmosphere with grounding aromatherapy benefits.
Next, wrap yourself in an ultra-soft Blissy Classic Robe. Then get into a comfortable position for meditating. Close your eyes, and allow your mind to be free. Instead of trying to clear your mind completely, practice observing your thoughts. Let them pass by without judgment.
Meditation and self-reflection are important for any self-care checklist.
Self-Care Tip: If you practice mindfulness regularly, it can help balance your stress levels, lessen negative self-talk, boost your self-esteem, and more!
Energizing yoga or stretching
After meditating (or before, if you like), it's time to practice some mindful movement. Find an energizing yoga or stretch routine that you like. We recommend trying this free 10-minute morning practice from Yoga With Adriene on YouTube.
Ease your way into each pose as you exercise to release tension and stiffness from your body. Try to stretch and move for at least 10 minutes to get the most out of your practice. But even 5 minutes can be beneficial as well. Do what you feel you can do and what you can fit into your day. Never force yourself into a pose if it feels uncomfortable.
If you have any injuries or health conditions, be sure to discuss the best options with your doctor.
Another great idea for your daily routine is gratitude journaling. Keep a notebook and pen or pencil in your nightstand for quick access, so that you can easily jot down things you're grateful for.
A focus on gratitude has been shown to improve mood and help shift your day to a more positive mindset! Try to jot down at least 3 things you're grateful for each day.
Luxurious skincare + hair care
Complete your morning self-care checklist with a luxurious skincare and haircare routine.
Our Beauty Band (like all Blissy products) is made from the finest quality 100% mulberry silk. It's not only chic and comfortable. It's also hypoallergenic and friction-free. And it won't absorb your high-quality creams and serums.
To keep hair out of your face throughout the day, tie your hair up with one of our silk scrunchies.
These fab hair ties look stylish while helping prevent breakage, frizz, and split ends. Plus, they won't absorb your hair's natural oils, leading to healthier, more radiant hair!
Self-Care Tip: Hair masks and leave-in conditioners can also up your morning hair care checklist. For more ideas on how to get super shiny, glossy hair, click here!
Before you head out for the day, make time for a mindful and nutritious breakfast. Be present by going screen-free throughout your meal—don't rush, and make sure to sip and savor every bite.
Daily affirmations are also a great way to boost your self-esteem and remind yourself how amazing you are! Affirmations are a great item to include in your self-care planner.
Evening Self-Care Checklist
Surely, you're exhausted by the end of the day and don't need more "to-do" items to check off your list. But your evening self-care checklist is meant to recharge you, not drain you more!
These self-care ideas will help create a relaxing space for you to wind down and have a more restful sleep.
Evening yoga or stretching
Help your body relax with a slow flow or yin yoga session, or gentle stretching. Follow it up with a comforting cup of warm, herbal tea.
Herb tea ritual
Make sure your tea is caffeine-free. Some calming nighttime teas include chamomile, lavender, and valerian. Enjoy your small cup of tea an hour before bedtime so that you won't be needing to wake up to use the restroom at night.
Relaxing bath or shower + gentle skin massage
Enjoy quality time in a cleansing hot bath or shower, then slip back into your chic, silk Blissy Robe for a relaxing facial massage with beauty benefits. Pamper yourself by massaging your face with either a gua sha tool or a facial roller.
Evening hair care
Set the mood with an inviting and calming floral atmosphere. Spray your space with our Sleep & Pillow Mist in Lavender + Eucalyptus. Enjoy the relaxing, aromatherapeutic health benefits of lavender essential oil.
Make sure to have a nightly digital detox. Unplug from your devices at least 30 minutes before bed each night to maintain healthy sleep hygiene.
Journaling or reading
Once you're settling in for bed, try journaling or reading a book for 10-20 minutes while propped up on your Blissy Silk Pillowcase. Writing down your thoughts can help you detach from your worries and even reduce your cortisol levels.
Self-Care Tip: Worry less while sleeping on Blissy. Our pillowcases are hypoallergenic, soothing to the skin, and won't break your beautiful hair.
Sleep mask for bedtime
Congratulations, your daily self-care checklist is complete! You're ready to sleep peacefully and pampered.
Further Reading: Master Your Sleep Hygiene: An In-Depth Guide and Free PDF Checklist
Sticking to Your Daily Self-Care Checklist
Incorporate self-care practices into your daily routine with this free printable self-care checklist.
If you regularly spend time on self-care activities, you're bound to notice an improvement in your emotional health, physical well-being, overall wellness. And, most importantly, you'll feel good!
Plus, including luxurious Blissy products in your daily self-care routine will make your self-care experience more indulgent.
Want more inspiration for your self-care journey? Creating a relaxing space to escape it all can help improve your self-care routine.