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50 Super Simple Ideas for Self Care Saturdays

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There are many types of self care and ways to incorporate it in your life. A popular idea as of late is having a Sunday self care routine.  Although I do love Sunday self care as a way to reset for the week ahead, an idea I love even more is “Self care Saturdays”.

I’ll tell you why below, but first I’d like to state for the record that I’m really up for self-care any day of the week!  

50 Simples Ideas for Self Care Saturdays

Why Self Care Saturdays?

Everyone should develop a routine that allows them to practice self-care regularly.  Sometimes that means squeezing in bits of time for self-care throughout the week, which I think is extremely important, or setting aside one day per week that is focused on recharging your battery.

It’s usually not possible to set aside a weekday for self-care, as the M-F grind is often comprised of activities that involve meeting the needs of others, not yourself.

So that leaves the weekend days.

I look at Sundays as a day to reset for the week.  It’s a day for tidying up the house, meal planning and prep, getting my weekly to-do list in order, making sure all the carpools are set and the uniforms laundered for the kids’ sports activities, signing permission slips for school events, etcetera, etcetera, etcetera.

All of these tasks help to set me up for a successful week ahead, and they are certainly a part of taking care of myself.  They actually would fall under the category of “practical self-care” (more on that below), but still, they’re not necessarily relaxing, right?

They are all actions I know I should do to get ready for the week, but not really things I want to do per se.  I think Sundays are great for practical self-care tasks like these, but Saturdays come with a different vibe.

That’s why I tend to favor Self Care Saturdays 🙂

On Saturday morning, I wake up relaxed and looking forward to a day with no “shoulds”.  I like to give myself permission to do whatever I want on a Saturday, even if that means doing nothing at all!

What constitutes self-care?

You might picture yourself luxuriating in a bubble bath, sipping a glass of wine, with cucumber slices on your eyes, while spa music plays in the background of your candlelit bathroom.  Sure, this is one way to practice it, but self-care is really much simpler than this!

In reality, all self-care means is simply caring for yourself by giving yourself what you need.  It doesn’t have to be perfectly curated, time-consuming, or expensive and it can take many forms.

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6 Types of Self Care

There are actually 6 main types of self care. Think of these as how to do well-rounded self-care that encompasses the different areas of your life.

When you think of self-care in these categories, it can help you determine what areas may be lacking for you and thus what to focus on for your Self Care Saturdays!

6 types of self care

1.) Physical Self-Care

Self-care that has to do with feeling physically well and maintaining strong physical health.  As a whole, your physical self-care is all about taking care of your physical health and well-being.

  • Making sure to get enough sleep
  • Exercising in a way that feels good
  • Staying on top of your health
  • Eating nutritious food
  • Drinking adequate water

2.) Emotional Self-Care

Self-care that has to do with tending to your emotions.  Finding ways to help you recognize, feel, reflect on, or express your emotions is a form of emotional self-care.

  • Journaling
  • Talking to a close friend or loved one about your emotions
  • Listening to music to match your mood
  • Counseling

3.) Social Self-Care

Social self-care has to do with your tending to your relationships with family, friends, and romantic partners. 

  • Setting healthy boundaries
  • Balancing alone time and social time 
  • Positive social media engagement
  • Spending time with friends

4.) Mental Self-Care

Mental self-care refers to anything that actively engages & strengthens your mind.

  • Reading a book
  • Playing a game that stimulates your mind
  • Watching a documentary
  • Doing a challenging puzzle

5.) Spiritual Self-Care

Spiritual self-care has to do with connecting to your spirituality, but it doesn’t have to involve religion.  You engage in spiritual self-care by doing things that feed your soul and nurture your spirit.

  • Practicing yoga
  • Meditation
  • Praying at home or by going to a place of worship
  • Spending time outside 
  • Self-reflection

6.) Practical Self-Care

Practical self-care is all about taking care of all the little practical or mundane things that need to be upkept in your life. These are the types of self care activities I like to save for Sundays!

  • Tidying up around your home
  • Paying bills
  • Organizing your to-do list
  • Meal-planning and prep

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50 Super Simple Ideas for Self Care Saturdays:

Below are some super simple ideas you can try for Self Care Saturdays. What you enjoy and need is going to change on a weekly basis so feel free to mix it up!

  1. Luxuriate with a long shower and wash your hair
  2. Workout in a way you enjoy
  3. Practice deep breathing
  4. Cook your favorite dinner
  5. Read a blog that inspires you
  6. Listen to an uplifting podcast
  7. Take a nap
  8. Take a social media break
  9. Silence your phone for the day
  10. Spend time baking
  11. Ask yourself questions for self-reflection
  12. Binge-watch your favorite show
  13. Do yoga or stretching
  14. Go for a nature walk or hike
  15. Do a face mask
  16. Meditate
  17. Chat with a loved one or friend on the phone
  18. Cuddle your significant other
  19. Light some candles and/or diffuse essential oils
  20. Laze around in comfy clothes or PJ’s
  21. Take time for your favorite hobby – drawing, writing, gardening, whatever it is!
  22. Sit in the sunshine
  23. Read a book for enjoyment
  24. Free write in your journal
  25. Go for a drive
  26. Write and practice positive affirmations
  27. Get a mani/pedi
  28. Indulge in your favorite snack
  29. Watch a movie
  30. Catch up with a friend over coffee
  31. Listen to music
  32. Read a self-discovery or personal growth book
  33. Take a fun local class – dance, yoga, pottery, etc.
  34. Do a DIY at-home craft
  35. Take yourself out to lunch
  36. Journal with some journal prompts
  37. Go shopping
  38. Order in your favorite meal for dinner
  39. Have a DIY at-home spa night
  40. Engage your mind with a cross-word puzzle
  41. Book a massage/spa appointment
  42. Take yourself out for ice cream
  43. People watch at a local coffee shop or park
  44. Go on a “talk walk” with a loved one
  45. Color in a coloring book
  46. Plan a “girls night” out
  47. Take an online course for enrichment
  48. Spend time outside connecting with nature
  49. Engage in joyful movement (walks, stretching, dancing, etc.)
  50. Take a bubble bath

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50 Simple Self Care Saturday Ideas

Have I convinced you that Self Care Saturdays can be super simple?

As you can see, self-care doesn’t have to be glamorous, time-consuming, expensive, or earned.  You are always deserving of some TLC from the one and only you. 

I hope this post has inspired you to show yourself some love and make your own Self Care Saturday!    

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9 thoughts on “50 Super Simple Ideas for Self Care Saturdays”

  1. Love this list of self care ideas! It’s so important to prioritize our well-being and make time for activities that nourish our mind, body, and soul. I’ll definitely be trying out some of these ideas on my next Self Care Saturday ❤️

  2. Wow, what a huge list! 50 tips for self-care??? I think in my household, seven would be plenty to assure happiness, peace, and quiet 😉 As a single, full-time working mom, I wouldn’t have time for all those, but now I have something to pick and choose from 🙂

  3. I absolutely love this post! As a mom, self-care is something I have neglected for a LONG TIME. I used to think self-care was getting a massage or your nails done (which it can be but is also expensive). But self-care is actually taking care of yourself. I love how you broke it into the 6 types with examples. This post was just what I needed to create a self-care plan!

    1. Thanks for the feedback and glad you enjoyed this post on Self Care Saturdays. It’s certainly not easy to take time for self care as busy moms, but even giving yourself an hour of “me” time on a Saturday or anytime you can squeeze it in is so important and makes us better moms ❤️

  4. Your blog is always filled with a wealth of inspiring ways to make all women want to become a better version of themselves. I’m so glad I read your blog today when I’m sitting outside giving myself permission to relax and read. I almost felt guilty doing it because I have “so much to do” at home. Now I feel more at ease with some necessary “me” time.
    Carly comes through again❤️

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