How to Have a Self Care Day

Long time, no see! Sorry for not posting too much this past week, I dedicated most of my time to prepping for the LSAT. Now that it's over, though, I'm back!

Mental health is so important. I want to establish that right off the bat, because that's one of the biggest reasons I've been working on practicing self care more often.

As I sit and write this, it's the day before the November 2018 LSAT, which I am scheduled to take in less than 12 hours. Since I first planned out how I was going to study for the LSAT, I knew the Friday before the test would be a day totally to myself. I wasn't going to study, I wasn't going to worry or be anxious--all I would do is relax and take care of myself.

I allowed myself to sleep in because I didn't have to go to work and figured I would be mentally exhausted after staring at the test booklet for hours on end. This was definitely a great idea, and I also went to bed earlier than usual to make sure I wouldn't be groggy when I woke up in the morning.

After getting out of bed, I grabbed my yoga mat and went through a yoga flow to start off my morning. Lately I've been loving doing several sun salutations to get my blood flowing and stretch out. It honestly puts me in such a good mood and gives me a powerful start to the day.

Following a shower and a yummy breakfast of peanut butter toast topped with apple slices and chia seeds, my sister treated me to a manicure, where I actually got my first ever gel manicure at 23 years old. Once our nails were done, we hit the gym.

I knew I wanted to do some kind of cardio because it's one of my favorite ways to escape the world. I love running on the treadmill because it gets me out of my own head; all I have to focus on is my music and my breathing.

One of my favorite ways to relax is to take a hot bath. I added in some relaxing eucalyptus and mint bath salts, some instrumental music, and a book, and took my time chilling out. I actually got through about one quarter of the book I just started to give you an idea of how long I spent in my bathtub.

Before I went to sleep, I cozied up in bed with a cup of chamomile tea, my favorite candle (peach and lavender scented!), and, of course, the book I'm working on. As soon as I felt my eyes getting heavier, I turned off my lamp, made sure my alarm was set, and fell asleep.

What do you like to do for self care?




  1. Loved this post!! Self care is SO important! If we can't take care of ourselves, we aren't able to take care of others! Happy Holidays!


    1. Thanks so much! I totally agree--you have to be at your best to give people your best. Happy Holidays to you, too!


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