2020 has been such a crazy and challenging year for many. As it comes to an end, the opportunity to push reset arises and becomes the perfect time to focus on self-care.
Take this time to move on from this tough year and pamper yourself with some self-care activities by following this 31-day self-care calendar. Plus the wallpapers and instagram story stickers included will help you stay motivated and on-track throughout the journey! From meditating to giving yourself a spa day at home, this calendar is packed with attainable and fun ways to help give yourself some well-deserved TLC.
Day 1: Eat Clean – Eating clean is a great way to start off the first day of your self-care journey! Make a day out of it and take a trip to your local farmers market.
Day 2: Listen to a Podcast or Read – Take the time to read that book you’ve been making to get to or start that new podcast your friend recommended!
Day 3: Meditate – If you need to compress, use this day to meditate and recharge your batteries. Since this year has been stressful, there’s no better way of relaxing and getting rid of the bad energies.
Download this wallpaper to motivate you get your meditation on:
Day 4: Declutter Your Space – Go through your old clothes today and get rid of things you don’t need. Hopefully this will also help you cleanse and declutter your mind in the process!
Day 5: FaceTime With a Friend – reconnect with a friend today – old or new! That way you can chat about everything that’s happened this year, and maybe even over a glass of wine!
Day 6: Host Wine Night – Hosting a wine night, whether it’s by yourself or with friends, serves as a great and fun way to destress and close out a long week.
Day 7: Spa Day – Give yourself a bubble bath, use your favorite candle and make your own DIY spa day! Make sure to share your self-care day with this spa Instastory sticker!
Day 8: Start a New Skill – Take on a skill that you haven’t tried before, like baking a new recipe, learning a new language, or how to paint something.
Day 9: Buy Some Flowers – Send a friend some flowers to brighten their day. You can even send some to yourself!
Day 10: Get Crafty with DIY – Get creative today and make something DIY for your home or for a friend.
Day 11: Practice Gratitude – Start off the morning by practicing gratitude. You can do this by thinking about something you’re grateful for — focus on the positives!
Download this wallpaper for your phone! It can help remind you of all the things you’re grateful for!
Day 12: Stay Hydrated – Remember to drink water today! Fill up your water bottle and take this day to stay hydrated.
Day 13: Compliment Someone – Find a way to compliment someone today, whether it be by texting someone or leaving a friendly comment on social media.
Day 14: Cuddle a Pet or Human – Cuddle your pet or loved one today! Cuddling has many benefits like lowering stress which makes it a great addition to your self-care routine.
Day 15: Coffee In Bed – There’s nothing quite like spending a cozy morning with coffee in bed. Take a photo of your cozy morning and be sure to add this cute Insta story sticker!
Day 16: Go for a Walk – Today, make sure you go outside and go for a walk. Walking has many benefits, so go out there and enjoy nature!
Day 17: Turn off the Electronics – Take some time today to turn off the electronics and do something like read a book.
Day 18: Throw a Dance Party – When was the last time you busted out those dance moves? Be sure to throw yourself a mini dance party today to get your spirits up.
Day 19: Cook a New Recipe – Try out a new recipe today. Make yourself something decadent to treat yourself for everything you’ve accomplished this year!
Day 20: Write Down Some Goals – Sometimes self-care is doing what’s best for you, which includes planning for your life in the long run. Today, write down your top three goals that you want to achieve in the New Year. Take that paper with your goals and tape it somewhere you can see it each day, like your bathroom mirror!
Day 21: Try Yoga – Go take a yoga class today. Yoga is great for de-stressing and is perfect for boosting your mood!
Use this instastory sticker the next time you do yoga to motivate your friends to try out this awesome form of self-care!
Day 22: Breathe – Remember to take a deep breath today. Be sure to breathe in and breathe out to release that bad energy.
Day 23: Say Yes – Say yes to something fun today that you’ve never done before! This is a great way to step out of your comfort zone and try out a new activity.
Day 24: Pick Out Your Favorite Flick – Snuggle up on the couch and watch your favorite movie today — this great for escaping the real world for a while.
Day 25: Do an Act of Kindness – Make sure to do something nice for someone today and make them smile! For more inspiration, be sure to download this kindness wallpaper.
Day 26: Chat With Family – Make some time to catch up with family members today and share your new self-care habits!
Day 27: Incorporate Hygge Into Your Home – Add some Hygge decor into your home and add some warmth with some fuzzy textures and twinkly lights.
Day 28: Shopping Spree – Treat yo’self is today’s motto. Put on a cute outfit and get yourself something nice. Make a day out of it by going to the mall with your girlfriends, or just chill in the comfort of your own home and do some online shopping.
Use this instastory sticker to show off your fun day!
Day 29: Make a New Friend – Try to make a new friend today, or reconnect with an old one!
Day 30: Garden – Spruce up your yard today with some new flowers or plants! If you don’t have a garden, go shopping and pick up some plant babies of your own.
Download this wallpaper to help you get inspired to garden:
Day 31: Take a Nap – You’re finished with your self-care calendar now, so take a nap! You deserve it after this crazy year.
As 2020 ends and 2021 begins, we hope you take time for yourself to rest and reflect. You deserve it!
Makenzie Pohl is a content creator who develops helpful and compelling stories. Her passion for digital marketing and creative writing has led her to cover unique topics ranging from travel to lifestyle. She calls San Diego, CA home and enjoys dining out, photography and traveling in her spare time.