School is out for the summer! We could not be more excited to dive into everything that the Summer of 2023 has to offer. But just because the kids are out for the summer it doesn’t mean you can't incorporate a self-care routine into the schedule. Here is a Blessed Bananas guide to how the entire family can maintain a self-care routine.

Outdoor Adventures

The sun will shine, and the rain will pour. Regardless of the weather, take advantage of nature with your family and the little moments. Plan regular hikes, picnics, or bike rides in nearby parks or trails. Spending time outside will not only help you stay active but also allows you to unwind and connect with those around you.

Mindful Moments

Now that the stress of school is over and relaxation is on the horizon for you and your family, encourage more mindful moments into your day. Set aside time to promote mental well-being to reduce stress. Add one of our hair masks to your quiet time by using a leave-in treatment while taking a bath, relaxing in the sun, reading a book, and taking a shower. Shop our line of family-friendly masks to share small moments with your little ones.

Screen-Free Time

With more free time during the summer, it’s easy to get lost behind the screen. Take the time to set boundaries for the entire family and yourself. Allow for free time from screen usage to create stronger bonds and be present with those around you. It’s also a great way to naturally boost your dopamine levels. Giving you less quick, high fast bursts of dopamine, and nudging you towards longer, lower, and slower releases (think consistency over intensity).

Rest and Relaxation

Remember to prioritize your well-being this summer. Rest doesn’t always mean just taking a nap. It’s engaging in behaviors and activities that refuel your soul. Reading books, chatting with a loved one, and journaling all count as rest. Take time to relax by unwinding, indulging in self-care, and enjoying your favorite hobbies. It’s essential to recharge and rebalance yourself among the excitement of summer activities. 

Remember that self-care is not selfish. Prioritize your and your family’s well-being by adding these activities into your family’s routine to embrace self-care and create lasting memories.