The Ultimate Self-Love Summer Bucket List

The Ultimate Self-Love Summer Bucket List

Summer vacation might be for kids, but for moms, it often feels like we have the ultimate summer job—juggling our full-time jobs along with the demands of our families. While we're busy making summer memorable for everyone else, it's crucial to carve out time for ourselves too. Whether you’re staying home or exploring new places, creating a self-love summer bucket list can help you make the most of this vibrant season. Here’s your ultimate guide to a summer filled with self-care and self-love!


1. Morning Yoga or Pilates Outside

Start your day with sun and moving your body. Feel the grass between your toes, listen to the birds, and let the sunrise fill you with energy and positivity. Yoga is great for the mind, body, and soul, and doing it outside just adds an extra layer of tranquility. My favorite Pilates class online is Barre Definition 

2. Read a Book Outside

Find a cozy spot, hang a hammock, and dive into a good book. Whether it’s a thrilling novel, a motivational biography, or a collection of poems, losing yourself in a book is a wonderful way to relax and unwind. My favorite book right now is The Women by Kristin Hannah 

3. Create a Summer Playlist

Music has the power to uplift our spirits. Create a summer playlist with all your favorite feel-good songs. Include tracks that remind you of happy times, motivate you to dance, or help you relax. Favorite Summer song right now: Good Luck, Babe by Chappell Roan

4. Try a New Hobby

Summer is the perfect time to try something new. Whether it’s painting, gardening, or learning to play an instrument, picking up a new hobby can be incredibly fulfilling and a great way to spend your free time. Hobby this Summer: Golf

5. Have a Picnic in the Park

Pack a basket with your favorite snacks, grab a blanket, and head to the park for a picnic. Enjoy the fresh air, the green surroundings, and the simple pleasure of eating outdoors.

6. Watch the Sunrise/Sunset

There’s something incredibly peaceful about watching the sunrise or sunset. Make it a point to catch at least one during the summer. It’s a beautiful reminder of the world’s natural beauty and a great time for personal reflection.

7. Pamper Yourself with a DIY Spa Day

Transform your home into a spa. Run a bubble bath, make a face mask with natural ingredients, light some candles, and just relax. Taking care of your body is a key part of self-love.

8. Go on a Digital Detox

Set aside a day or weekend to disconnect from all digital devices. Use this time to reconnect with yourself, nature, and those around you without the constant distraction of screens.

9. Cook a New Recipe

Find a recipe you’ve never tried before and spend some time in the kitchen. Cooking can be therapeutic, and enjoying a delicious meal you made yourself is incredibly rewarding. New recipe I'm trying this Summer: Barefoot Contessa Summer Pasta

10. Explore a New Place

Whether it’s a new hiking trail, a different part of your city, or a weekend getaway to a nearby town, exploring new places can be refreshing and exciting. It’s a great way to break out of your routine and discover new favorites.

11. Have a Movie Marathon

Pick a theme or a series and have a movie marathon. Make some popcorn, get cozy, and enjoy a lazy day watching movies. It’s a simple yet enjoyable way to spend a day.

12. Volunteer Your Time

Giving back to the community can be a fulfilling way to spend your summer. Find a cause you’re passionate about and volunteer your time. Helping others often helps us feel more connected and purposeful.

13. Keep a Gratitude Journal

Start or continue keeping a gratitude journal. Each day, write down a few things you’re grateful for. This practice can shift your focus to the positive aspects of your life and boost your overall happiness. My favorite Charmpads for short, quick journaling are: Tiny Moments of Joy and I Can Totally Do Hard Things

14. Take a Day Trip

Plan a day trip to somewhere you’ve always wanted to visit but never had the chance. It doesn’t have to be far away; even exploring a nearby town or nature reserve can feel like an adventure.

15. Have a “Me Day”

Dedicate an entire day to yourself. Do whatever makes you happy, whether it’s lounging at home, shopping, going to a museum, or simply taking a long nap. It’s your day, so make it count.

Summer is the perfect time to practice self-love and make unforgettable memories. Use this bucket list as inspiration to create a summer that’s all about you, filled with joy, relaxation, and self-discovery. Enjoy every moment and remember, self-love isn’t selfish—it’s necessary!

To help you stay on track with your self-care routine, we've put together a super fun Summer Bucket List download just for you! And the best part? It's completely free! Simply click here to sign up, follow the directions, and get your hands on this fantastic resource. Let's make this summer all about you and your well-being!

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