My Self-care Rituals

Self-care is truly the most important thing that you could do for yourself. Aside from treating your body like a temple by feeding it healthy foods and drinking plenty of water, it is also important to take care of yourself mentally.

I’m guilty of not doing much self-care in the past but I have recently picked up a few rituals for myself and thought I’d share it with you guys. Sunday is usually the day I take a few hours to myself to ~realign my chakras~. JK, I sound like such an asshole. ?

Face Mask

My cousin recently visited over the Christmas/New Year period and brought with her a shit ton of face masks. I absolutely love face masks because I feel like they’re the best way to deal with my troubled skin. If I suffering from any dryness or feel like my skin a bit dull then I love slapping on a face mask.

I usually use one at least once a week and it’s usually always on a Sunday. Pop on something on Netflix and let that bad boy soak into your skin.

Light Candles

I absolutely love scented candles and they definitely help me to relax! I usually get mine from IKEA – my favourite scents are sweet vanilla and apple/pear green. I also love the scented tealights you can get from there as well.

I’m usually a sucker for anything nice smelling anyway. Every time I walk past Lush, I have to refrain from going in every single time!


I managed to pick up a new planner whilst in New York from Target and I absolutely love it! I just love planners in general – I still had some planner stickers left over from my last planner, so I’ve been using those and because stickers add up, I’ve been trawling through Pinterest for free printables. Gotta save them coins!

My planner has the normal gridded format where I mark down what I’ve got planned and then also lines for writing, as well. I’ve been using that to journal short entries and it’s been nice to offload things in there.

Read a book/Watch a TV show

You can’t go wrong by reading a book or watching an episode of a TV show. It helps me escape if only for an hour and forget everything, and I genuinely feel a lot lighter when I have read something or watched something.

Except when I’m watching You on Netflix and I’m just stressed because Penn Badgley is such a creep as Joe. *shivers*

What are some self-care rituals you do?

Chynna has been creating blog posts since 2009. I hope you enjoyed this post! Please feel free to leave a comment below, I love hearing from you all ?


  • Cat

    Yay for self care! Nothing wrong with taking some time for yourself, and Sunday is a good time before the work week starts 🙂 I feel like I should start using face masks because I always hear people enjoying them, and I probably could take better care of my skin. I don’t light candles, but I love vanilla and fruit scents too!

    Watching a TV show is definitely on my list to relax. I also meditate, and I used to do some art, like sketching or painting, to relax. I haven’t drawn or painted in a while though, so this reminds me that I should get back to that!

    • Chynna

      Ooooh, yes – you should try out face masks. They are actually amazing!

      I tried meditation before but it wasn’t really for me. Nevertheless, I’m glad you have it and art to help you relax 🙂

  • Peter McDonnell

    I big up journalling quite a bit. Often at one of my jobs, on the local mental health ward. Mental illness is so hard to talk about and so often people don’t know what to say to their psychiatrists or therapists which is just awful! If you journal daily about how your mental health has been, when it comes to your psychiatrist asking how you have been, you will remember your journal and feel like you have some thoughts to share, and you may even be enthusiastic about it, and become proactive about helping your own recovery.

    When I began writing about my mental illnesses in 2014 I began talking too, I shed off my embarrassment, and I haven’t shut up since. I’m finding so many people open up about mental health in conversations now, after seeing that yes, it can be talked about.

    Journalling is great and not only for mental health either!

    Great post

    Pete (from

    • Chynna

      That’s so great that you’ve managed to talk about your mental illnesses so openly! I love people who can talk about their experience, so that other people can benefit and feel they can open too.

      Thank you for stopping by 🙂

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