How To Celebrate International Self Care Day

-A Guide For All. (Plus our favourite self care day routines) [on July 24th, 2022 ]

Self care is a vital part of healthy living. It’s about taking the time for yourself to feel good both mentally and physically. On self care awareness day, we want to help you understand what self care is, why it’s important, and how you can start practising it today. Let’s take a look at the international day of self care

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What is INTERNATIONAL SELF CARE DAY?

On July 24th, we celebrate International Self Care Day in Canada and Internationally! This day is a day to be mindful of the people in your life who matter most to you. Make sure you let them know how important self care is to you, and find ways to enjoy self care every day. Whether you choose to take a break from work, relax with a good book, or enjoy some self-care rituals that are unique to you, make sure you celebrate self care awareness day with all of your loved ones!


What is The Global Self Care Federation?

The Global Self Care Federation (GSCF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 2006 to support and promote self-care practices around the world. Their mission is to help people build resilience, improve their well-being, and connect with themselves and others through self-care education, resources, and advocacy.

HOW TO OBSERVE #InternationalSelfCareDay

#InternationalSelfCareDay is a day to take care of yourself and reflect on the ways we can all help take better care of ourselves. Whether you’re celebrating by doing something special for yourself, or just taking some time for self-care every day, make sure you do it in a way that’s special and unique for you. Here are three we feel that this is important.

1. To empower people to take care of themselves

Self-care is crucial for our health and well-being. We want to empower people to take better care of themselves by compiling a list of easy and simple exercises that everyone can do. On self care awareness day, we want to encourage people to appreciate the importance of self-care and work on becoming more mindful about their own well-being.

2. To promote better mental health

There is no day more important than self care awareness day! This day serves as a reminder of the importance of taking good care of ourselves. We can celebrate this by doing things that we enjoy, like going for a walk or booking in for a spa session. The benefits to having a healthy mind and body are countless – from feeling happier and stronger to reducing anxiety and stress levels. So, why not make self care awareness day an annual event?

3. To raise awareness about the importance of self care

Self care awareness day is a day to remind everyone of the importance of taking time for themselves. We hope this guide has helped you understand why it’s important and provided some ideas on how you can celebrate it best! Everyone deserves to have a healthy mind and body, no matter what their situation is. This goes for people who are struggling with mental health issues, those who are currently dealing with chronic pain, or anyone else who may need self-care more than usual. Raising awareness about the importance of self care is vital in ensuring that everyone gets the support they need to take care of themselves properly.

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So what exactly is self care? 

Self care is something that is essential for our overall health. It can be anything from eating healthy foods to getting enough sleep to practicing yoga or meditation. However, there’s no wrong way to celebrate self care – it’s just important to find what works best for you. So, whether you’re looking for ideas on what to eat or how to relax, read on for a guide on how to celebrate self care awareness day!

What are the benefits of self care?

 

Self care is all about taking good care of yourself- mentally, emotionally, and physically. By understanding what makes you happy and trying to incorporate these things into your daily routine, self care becomes much easier. In fact, just a few small steps can make a big difference in your overall well-being. There are many benefits to self care- some of which include feeling happier overall, being less stressed out, and experiencing more relaxation. Self care isn’t just about making you feel better on the inside; it’s also instrumental in keeping health problems at bay by promoting balanced emotional states that help maintain physical health as well.

 

How can you practice self care every day and create a self-care routine?

 

Practicing self care every day can be as simple as taking a few minutes for yourself every day.

 

1. Celebrating: By celebrating even the smallest victories, you will build up your self-confidence and wellbeing.

 

2. Seek Happiness: If you want to achieve lasting self-care results, it is important to find things that make you happy. This might mean trying out different meditation techniques or spending time outdoors in nature.

 

3. Stick to it: The key is finding what works best for you and sticking to it! It’s also vital to have a plan of action when practicing self-care. Make sure that each step leads towards your ultimate goal: holistic health and emotional wellness. With a little effort, everyday can be filled with moments of peaceful reflection and rejuvenation!

 

What is a self care promise?

 

A self care promise is a commitment to take care of yourself, either on a daily or weekly basis. This could involve making time for yourself, setting boundaries and limits on what you will and will not allow into your life, taking steps towards reducing stress levels or managing anxiety, investing in positive activities that make you happy and connecting with supportive people. Make your self care promise today!

 

International Self-Care Day Ideas with friends:

 

Take a day off from work, responsibilities, and commitments to focus on yourself. 

 

It’s important to celebrate self-care day in the right way, by spending time with loved ones and doing activities that promote self-care. 

 

Here are four fun and easy ideas to get you started: – 

 

1. Have a delicious meal that promotes self-care, like soup or vegan pasta dishes. 

 

2. End the day by honoring yourself with some pampering rituals, like bath time with lavender oil or reading an emotional journal entry aloud to yourself. 

 

3. Make a Conscious Choice Day banner and hang it in your home or office. 

 

4. Give each person a unique self-care task to complete throughout the day – like writing down 10 positive thoughts or taking 10 minutes for relaxation every hour on the clock.

 

Other ideas:

 

  • Have a picnic in your backyard
  • Take a walk through nature
  • Get together for breakfast/brunch
  • Get together for a potluck dinner
  • Create a self care calendar together and hold each other accountable

What are the benefits of self care?

 

Self care is all about taking good care of yourself- mentally, emotionally, and physically. By understanding what makes you happy and trying to incorporate these things into your daily routine, self care becomes much easier. In fact, just a few small steps can make a big difference in your overall wellbeing. There are many benefits to self care- some of which include feeling happier overall, being less stressed out, and experiencing more relaxation. Selfcare isn’t just about making you feel better on the inside; it’s also instrumental in keeping health problems at bay by promoting balanced emotional states that help maintain physical health as well.

 

How can you practice self care every day and create a self-care routine?

 

Practicing self care every day can be as simple as taking a few minutes for yourself every day. By celebrating even the smallest victories, you will build up your self-confidence and wellbeing. If you want to achieve lasting self-care results, it is important to find things that make you happy. This might mean trying out different meditation techniques or spending time outdoors in nature. The key is finding what works best for you and sticking to it! It’s also vital to have a plan of action when practicing self-care. Make sure that each step leads towards your ultimate goal: holistic health and emotional wellness. With a little effort, everyday can be filled with moments of peaceful reflection and rejuvenation!

 

What is a self care promise?

 

A self care promise is a commitment to take care of yourself, either on a daily or weekly basis. This could involve making time for yourself, setting boundaries and limits on what you will and will not allow into your life, taking steps towards reducing stress levels or managing anxiety, investing in positive activities that make you happy and connecting with supportive people. Make your self care promise today!

 

 

Our favourite and Best Self Care Day quotes for Self-Care Awareness Day

"You get to choose how you want to feel"

"Self-Care is choosing happiness over unhappiness."

"We are not our disease, we are not our sorrows; we are not what people say about us."

"Take care of yourself, and the world will take care of itself."

"We are not our disease, we are our response to our disease."

"You are never too old to set another goal or dream a new dream."

"Find time for what matters most in life - your dreams, your relationships, and your own self-care"

"When you're doing something really important, whether it's caring for your health or fighting for justice, sometimes all you can do is hold on and keep going."

"When you stand up to be counted and make a difference, that is when change happens."

“stop striving for perfectionism; start living imperfectly with intention”

“You have to give yourself permission to screw up... Everyone falls down once in a while..."

"We are not our problems, we are not our illnesses. We are the people who solve them."

Conclusion

We hope you have enjoyed reading our blog post about how to celebrate International self care day! Self care is an important part of our lives and deserves to be celebrated every day. We have compiled a list of tips for you to follow in order to celebrate self care awareness day in the best way possible. From eating healthily to taking time for yourself, we have covered everything you need to know! So, go ahead and take some time for yourself this weekend and enjoy the benefits of self care!

Self Care Day Frequently Asked Questions

I would like to wake up early, enjoy some time alone and relax before starting the day. I would then spend the remainder of my day doing things that make me happy and help me recharge. This could include enjoying a nice walk, spending time with friends or family members, reading a book or taking care of myself with osteopathy, acupuncture or a massage treatment.

Self care habits are any activities or practices that take time out of one's day to care for oneself. Some self-care habits may include spending time outdoors in nature, enjoying a calming activity like yoga or meditation, eating healthy foods, getting enough sleep, and spending time with loved ones.

Some self care tips can be found by filling your day with things that make you happy. Find things that make you feel good and do them every day. Listen to music, take a walk, read a book, or spend time with friends.

Some special occasions that call for extra attention to our own well-being include: -Birthdays -Holidays -New Year's Day - Summertime, Wintertime, Really Anytime!

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International Self Care Awareness Day
© 2022 by Aches Away Toronto
Self Care Day Toronto

You’ve made it Challengers!

This is the last day of your tasks.

Of course, you can continue on with each of these tasks every day from here on out, and we highly recommend that. Or, you can pick out those you found most valuable and make those part of your regular routine.

But, we’re not done yet; we have one more to get through.

For this final challenge, you’re going to:

Strengthen your core

Don’t worry, we’re not going to make you do 1,000 crunches today! This is another breathing exercise.

Who wouldn’t want washboard abs?

It takes a lot of hard work to get a flat stomach, but maybe there’s something you can do to get a strong core and improve the musculature of your trunk without doing thousands of abs or other core exercises.

It may sound too good to be true, but breathing can do the trick. It’s true! Just like core exercises focus on increasing the muscle function in your abs, so too can breathing. And because you take on average 23,000 breaths a day, just imagine what targeted breathing can do for your muscles!

Many of us typically breathe using our chest muscles, but this is considered shallow breathing. When we start engaging our core and using our abdominal muscles, not only do we get more air into our lungs, we use more muscles. And you basically train your muscles from the inside out simply by breathing. Try this exercise from Jill Miller of Yoga Tune-Up.

EXERCISE:
UNDER ABDOMEN:

  1. Using a rolled-up towel, firm pillow, or small soft ball about the size of your head lie face down and place towel under the abdomen.
  2. Take 5 slow breaths concentrating on inflating abdomen and feeling belly press into the towel.
  3. For next 5 breaths, inhale until full, then hold, stiffening all muscles of abdomen at once, as if bracing against prop. Hold breath for 3 seconds, then slowly exhale.
  4. Finally, while breathing in, roll gently from side to side, massaging abdomen. Continue for 1 minute.

UNDER STERNUM

  • Move towel under sternum and repeat the 3-step sequence, this time feeling rib cage press into towel.

ON THE BACK

  • Bonus: Still lying face down, place towel on your low back and try to lift towel towards the ceiling with your breathing alone.

Let us know in the comments below how you did with the daily tasks of the challenge and what you might like to see in future challenges.

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We hope you have enjoyed this challenge as much as we have!

To your good health,

Team Aches Away

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