Summer Self-Care Tips & Tricks

With summer in full swing, I’ve been thinking a lot about the importance of a self-care routine lately. Long days, warm nights and adventures make for the perfect opportunity to take small steps towards positive self-care. I’ve collaborated with Emma Giddens to bring you the best summer self-care tips and tricks for your routine!

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Make The Best Of Your Mornings

I’ve recently been starting my days off early in the morning, leaping out of bed and making a hearty breakfast for myself. Rather than staying in bed longer than you need, start the day off early whether it be with breakfast, yoga or a shower. When I start my mornings this way, I ย feel so much more energized and ready to take on the day ahead of me!

Have An Exercise Routine

If you know me, you’ll know that I hate running and even going to the gym is often the last priority on my to do list. Instead, I practice yoga and follow other workout plans that I find fun and motivating. Exercise releases endorphins and makes you feel good! This is something most of us already know, but for those of you like me who don’t really enjoy certain exercises it can be tough to motivate yourself. Find workout videos on youtube that you enjoy, try yoga, or head out for a walk instead of a run.

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Check In With Yourself

Sundays are my self check in days. I take out my planner and write down what I’d done forย myself during the week. I look at what more I can do for myself the following week, and if there are any things I feel I need. ย Did I do one thing during the week that helped me simply feel better? Designate one day of the week to check in with yourself to see how you’re doing. Having a day where you are a priority will help remind you that you too are important.

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Pamper Yourself

We all need those days where we spend the day treating ourselves, right? It can be a trip to the spa, getting your nails or hair done, or simply indulging in something that makes you happy. I recently treated myself to a spa treatment on my birthday and was surprised at how amazing I felt afterwards! I realized how rarely I take the time and money to invest in a day for myself. Even the smallest thing can make a difference in how you feel.

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Accept Yourself

After years of trying to become the person I thought those around me expected me to be, I decided to let go. I have learned that the more you accept yourself for who you are, the better you feel about yourself as a person. None of us are perfect, and we are all so uniquely different. I’ve started to learn who I am by spending time with myself and have learned to accept myself, flaws and all!

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  • I loved this Diana! It’s so much easier to get straight out of bed as soon as you wake up, falling back to sleep makes me feel so much grogginess! A bit of yoga to start the day is my favourite too xxx

    http://www.natalieleanne.com

    • Diana Maria

      Thank you Natalie, I’m so glad you enjoyed the post! I’m definitely with you on the yoga xo

  • Exercising more is definitely something I need to do more. Not only because I want to lose my extra kilos, but because I want to become healthier. I used to be in such a good shape and now I lose my breath after running for the bus.

    http://www.beautynerd.co.uk

    • Diana Maria

      Me too, it’s not a good feeling when you know you’ve let go of your routine, but I’m sure we’ll get back into the swing of things. I wish you well on your journey Georgiana! xx

  • I love having an exercise routine, it was hard to start with, but so rewarding when I got into the swing of things!

    Danielle xx
    http://www.fashionbeautyblog.co.uk/

    • Diana Maria

      I think so too, it’s always the hardest getting started!

  • barbiegirl06

    These tips are truly amazing. I love the last one, since I also think is very important to accept yourself. Great post, dear ๐Ÿ™‚
    https://barbiegirl06.wordpress.com/

    • Diana Maria

      Thank you love ๐Ÿ™‚

  • I love these tips – Sundays are also my best check-in/self care days – a nice relaxing bath with a good book, usually using a face mask and a hair mask at the same time, followed by an early night in freshly laundered bedsheets โ™ฅ
    Rebecca โ™ฅ

    • Diana Maria

      That sounds like such a wonderful way to spend the night, I’d love to do the same xx

  • These are lovely tips! I love getting up earlier, I feel much more energized and productive then ๐Ÿ™‚ Also, accepting yourself is so important. Thanks for this blog post! x

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

    • Diana Maria

      Thank you Leta, I’m glad you enjoyed the read! Waking up early does wonders for me as well ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Love all these tips! I need to start getting up earlier, but I always stay up too late… ugh the struggle ๐Ÿ˜‰
    I love what you said about “checking in” with yourself– that’s a great mindfulness exercise and something I do a lot, whether it’s in my journal or in my head.
    Nice post!
    Julia | juliainbluhm.com

    • Diana Maria

      Thank you Julia, it really is especially journal writing- I’m glad to hear you check in with yourself as well. Thanks for reading love xx

  • Millie Bailey

    Love the idea of taking time to ‘check-in’ – think i will make this a Sunday routine from now on…

    Millie xx

    • Diana Maria

      I’m so glad to hear that Millie, it can be such a help each week xx

  • I’m a morning person and as long as I can wake early, I usually get a lot done. :)) In addition to self check-in, I think checking in with your mind is extremely important- I’ve been using HeadSpace for meditation and I love how it boosts your mood and mindfulness. Especially love doing it in the morning to charge myself through the day. ^^X

    Simplee Nikkie

    • Diana Maria

      I love HeadSpace as well, it’s so nice to hear all of the things you do for your mental health Nikkie! xx

  • Juliana Paz

    This post is so inspiring. I always try to find ways to take care of myself and you have some really great tips. I’m a morning person and am able to get so much done before noon. I love it.

    xo
    http://www.ohhjuliana.com

  • I have such an awful habit of staying in bed to long in the mornings. I loved the way this post was thought out. Super helpful.

  • Such a good post! I love the photos used as well. They’re so lovely. Checking in with yourself is so important and something a lot of us can abandon x

    Lauren | itslaurenvictoria.blogspot.co.uk

  • I really love the idea of sundays being where you check in with yourself! these tips are great ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • A lovely blog post!
    Just the friendly reminder I needed to to take more time out for myself… ๐Ÿ™‚
    I also love the idea of checking in with yourself on Sundays – I’m going to try this!
    Thanks for the inspiration!
    Daisy xxx
    https://daisychaindaydreamsblog.wordpress.com