June marks a time of transition. As the weather continues to grow warmer, it’s time to unpack your summer wardrobe and start spending more time outdoors. The change of season may also warrant a change in your self-care routine.
In this article, we’ll explore some easy ways to freshen up your June self-care activities to prepare for summer.
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Here are 7 June self-care activities to explore this month:
1. Stock Up on Sunscreen
If you’re spending more time in the sun, be sure to keep sunscreen handy. The sun’s rays can damage your skin, leaving you more susceptible to infections and skin cancer. And if you’ve noticed any recent changes in your skin or have an area that you’re concerned about, be sure to schedule an appointment with a dermatologist as soon as possible.
2. Plan a Day Trip
Even if you’re not able to plan a big vacation this year, opt for a day trip with family or friends to add a little adventure to your life. If one of your health goals includes fitness, make plans to weave in some physical activity by incorporate some cycling, kayaking, or hiking into your trip.
3. Try a Walking Meditation
Meditation doesn’t have to take place on a yoga mat. There are many forms of meditation, so it’s a good idea to try out a number of different types to see which is most supportive for you.
4. Get Your Bike Tuned Up
If it’s been a while since you’ve dusted off your bike, it may need a little maintenance. Check your brakes, make sure your tires are properly inflated, and check that everything is in good general working order before you hit the trail.
5. Go Nuts
Nuts are a nutritious snack that contain healthy monounsaturated fats and other beneficial nutrients that promote good health. Plus they’re portable, so you can easily tuck them inside a bag for a convenient, healthy snack when you’re on the go.
6. Mix Up a Mocktail
If alcoholic beverages aren’t in alignment with your health goals or lifestyle, make a mocktail. These fancied-up, water-based beverages can make hydrating fun and flavorful. To make it even easier, try freezing fresh herbs in ice cube trays or use a beverage infuser.
Here are a few fun ingredient combinations:
- Sparkling water with strawberries and basil
- Unsweetened tea with fresh lavender
- Sparkling water with cucumber slices
- Honor Your Boundaries
Social gatherings are plentiful in the summertime, but that can also lead to an overscheduled calendar if you’re not careful. Be selective about what you say ‘yes’ to, and make sure you’re not overextending yourself. Burning the candle at both ends often leaves you even further behind.
7. Plan Healthy Menus
Menu planning can be a challenge any time of year, but when you’re attending a lot of events away from home you don’t have as much control over your eating habits. Decide in advance how many meals you want to prepare at home, and use that to manage your social engagements. Not only will this help you reign in your grocery budget, but it might also help improve your diet.
Create Your June Self-Care List
Think about the month ahead and carve out a few minutes to schedule your June self-care activities in advance.
Which June self-care activities will you explore this month? Share in the comments below.
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