Recharge with The Ultimate List of Self Care Sunday Ideas

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Self Care Sunday

As a busy mom with a full-time job and side hustle, my weeks are pretty jam-packed. Between working my job, working my business, spending time with my son and husband, and maintaining a social life, I don’t have a lot of time for myself. My runs are really my biggest source of self-care throughout the week.

I believe self-care is so important for relieving stress and bringing yourself back to a balanced place. Something I love to do is preserve Sundays as Self Care Sunday. Sunday is the day that we have the least plans and activities. It is also the day before the craziness of the week starts all over again!

Today I’m sharing my Ultimate Self Care Sunday Checklist with you. I’m focusing on self-care ideas for your mind, body, and spirit. I hope you can implement some of these ideas and find some time to recharge and focus on yourself!

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Taking care of our mental health is critical to maintaining a healthy and productive life. The mind often gets overlooked, but it is just as important to take care of your mind as it is to take care of your body. I love to focus on improving my mental health.

  • Have a cup of herbal tea
  • Watch a new show
  • Play a family game
  • Read a book
  • Watch a movie
  • Listen to some good relaxing music
  • Call a loved one
  • Burn a nice smelling candle
  • Bake some cookies for fun
  • Meal plan for the week
  • Plan and book your next trip
  • Diffuse some essential oils
  • Work on a craft/home project
  • Journal
  • Try a new recipe
  • Write in a gratitude journal
  • Try something new
  • Paint or draw
  • Make sure you are up to date on your appointments
  • Go for a drive
  • Catch up on your favorite blogs
  • Indulge yourselfย 
  • Turn off the news
  • Try out a new Podcast
  • Organize your wardrobe
  • Do something spontaneous
  • Make your bed
  • Write your goals for the week
  • Explore your town
  • Color in an adult coloring book
  • Look at photo books with fond memories


  • Sleep in
  • Go for a walk
  • Go for a run
  • Take a warm bath
  • Hydrate
  • Go to sleep early
  • Spend the day outdoors
  • Try a new workout or exercise
  • Pamper yourself – try a face mask
  • Learn a new skill like photography
  • Give yourself a Mani/Pedi
  • Yoga
  • Dance
  • Do some stretching exercises
  • Do some deep breathing exercises
  • Use a foam roller on tight muscles
  • Take the dog for a walk
  • Go for a hike
  • Take a nap
  • Get a massage


  • Go to church
  • Pray
  • Give – pay it forward to others without expecting anything in return
  • Meditate – try the Headspace app
  • Write some positive affirmations
  • Go through your house and donate things that no longer serve you or bring you joy
  • Unplug from your device
  • Spend time with your family
  • Volunteer – do something to serve others
  • Do nothing at all; just be present
  • Practice relaxation techniques
  • Read the bible
  • Spend time with a pet
  • Reset your house for the week
  • Buy some fresh flowers to display in your house
  • Listen to a church sermon
  • Get out in nature

What is your favorite way to practice self-care?

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  1. Great article! I’m a mum of a 1 year old and although I’m aware of a lot of the self care tips you’ve mentioned, seeing it displayed like this really hits home. I’m actually going to try and make them happen ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Good! I am so glad you found it helpful!

  2. These are some great ideas. Working from home and quarantine affected my lifestyle a lot. At first I had the discipline to spend time doing what I like, but the routine made it somehow less enjoyable. Work hours stretch till evening, workdays take over weekends. It’s good to take a step back, sit with a glass of wine and a good book, and enjoy a calm Sunday evening.

    1. Nora, that is so true! The quaratine definitely put a damper on things. Making time for self care definitely helps!

  3. So many helpful tips for self care – I got no excuses now! Xxx

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  5. Great list! I also firmly believe in self care as a Mama! For me I love to get a pedicure to unwind.

    1. Skye, that is great! I’m so glad you are making self care a priority!

  6. Great post! Love your ideas. I also wrote a post about Self care and I totally agree self care is so important in maintaining a balance place.

    1. That’s great! Yes, you are so right!

  7. These are fantastic ideas! Thanks for sharing!!

    1. Thanks Meg! I’m glad they were useful!

  8. This is a great list. I need to start doing some of these things as self care is always last on my list.

    1. Good, Iโ€™m so glad you found it useful!

  9. I love the idea of a Sunday self care! You have some really great ideas here. Thanks for the suggestions

  10. Great ideas! Self-care is so important, especially right now. I have not been good about focusing on self-care even though I know I should be!

  11. I love this! So many good ideas. I need to be better about making my bed and I love the idea of writing my goals out for the week. I usually do it daily but Iโ€™m gonna switch it up and see how that works for me ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Hi Ashly, I’m glad this was helpful!

  12. I love how you provided mind, body, and spirit suggestions. I love having a quiet sunday night to myself where I have tea, plan my week, light a candle, watch a favorite show and read a book. And go to bed early! <3

  13. Finding the me time is the biggest issue I have . Great read and tips ! Thanks for sharing!

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