Self-Care Habits in 2020

Hello loves, I wanted to begin the year with this post (after my goals for the year post), to kickstart the year in the best way possible!

Also I got some inspiration from the lovely Brogan Tate, with her list as we both have similar goals for our self-care so check that out!

Last year I began to get better at integrating more self-care into my routine. Towards the end of the year I began to put it into my diary/on my daily lists. Self-care is just as important as completing our weekly/daily tasks, so it makes sense that they go onto our lists too! Therefore, here are some healthy habits I am kickstarting 2020 with and will hopefully continue…

More Self-Love

This year I want to love myself a lot more, and give myself more credit for the things I do. I want to praise myself for little and big things that I achieve and tell myself regularly that I am proud. This is something I think we all should do more, and it’s beneficial for our mental health. Also the more you tell yourself you are amazing the more you will start to believe it.

Meditation

I began to meditate last year and started off really well. However, towards the end of the year as life got busier I sort of pushed it aside. NOT ANYMORE! I decided that on the 1st I will be meditating for at least 10 minutes a day. I have done this for the last 5 days so far and I feel great! I definitely hope to keep this up, and I recommend it to others too! I am enjoying just doing my own thing with meditating and seeing how it goes.

Schedule

As I mentioned towards the end of last year I began to schedule self-care into my diary and onto my lists. I am continuing this into 2020 because I find it helps me stick to it. Sometimes we forget that we deserve and need that self-care! I also am a sucker for ticking things off my lists so that’s also a bonus!

More sustainable Less buying

As I have begun more research into sustainability and the environment I have begun buying less. Well less impulse. I have thought about the products I have been buying and how to buy alternatives that suit the needs of the environment. Therefore, less buying is definitely something that will go into my self-care routine. Every little helps.

Outdoors

Another priority of mine is to experience and use the outdoors a lot more! If I am working then going for a walk before work/after/lunch time. If I have a day off then making sure I go outside for at least 1-2 hours or more during that day! I want to make the most of nature and our environment. Also this is beneficial for our mental health too!

Limiting Screen Time

I am going to be honest I am not actually that bad with my phone. It can be easy to fall into a trap with having to go on social media etc but I am much more a “in the moment” person. This is probably why some will argue I am rubbish at replying to messages, but I can’t help it. I want to make the most of people, and I can’t stand seeing people glued to their phones whilst out with others. But I do want to use it even less, and maybe restrict it so that after or before certain times it goes away. 

Saving

Myself and Ryan have both been saving since forever for a house and this is something I want to continue but get better at during this year. I have already started this by documenting spendings in my notebook. By this I mean I have wrote down (and separated into categories) my spendings, which will help me keep on top of my money. I want to also put aside or open a new account dedicated just for my savings.

Cleaning

Last year I really enjoyed cleaning. This is something I never thought I would ever say. Therefore, I definitely want this to continue into 2020. It is something that has also been making it’s way into my diary and lists! Also I want to have one deep clean a month (cleaning everything). But also every three months a deep clean of everything I own, which I will go through on the basis of “if I haven’t used it or worn it within the last 3 months then should it go”. You know what they say “tidy room tidy mind”, and this goes together with my less buying mentality too.

These are my self-care habits I want to continue or begin to use within this year. I hope you enjoyed, and let me know

what are some habits you want to introduce this year?

Thanks for reading,

Gemma Jayne x

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Author: gemmaajaynee

24 year old just wanting to write with her spare time.

5 thoughts

  1. I love this list! I think everything you mentioned is really important and I can totally see how it contributes to more self care overall! 😍 Good luck with everything, I’m sure you’ll manage to keep them a long time!! 💪 I personally would like to start going to the gym and stretch more!

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