Free Self Care Checklist – Yoga in Stockton & Middlesbrough

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AMALAwellness’ printable Daily Self Care Checklist – perfect for your fridge!

This week we celebrate World Wellbeing Week across the globe. It is a good opportunity for us to raise awareness of all aspects of wellbeing and how we can incorporate it into our lives.

Self-care is in the lime-light at the moment, especially during this transition phase of easing restrictions imposed upon us to help stop the spreading of Covid-19. However, it is not a new concept. Our ancestors taught us the value of meditation, yoga, tai-chi, physical movement and much more. Things which are inter-twined within life for many of us to this day.

It’s so important to make sure you take good care of your body, mind, and soul every day, not just when you get sick. Learning how to eat right, reduce stress, exercise regularly, and take a time-out when you need it are touchstones of self-care and can help you stay healthy, happy, and resilient.

Quote from Psychology Today

– What is Self-Care? –

Self care is consciously making decisions to look after your physical and mental well-being. It is essential for normal functioning. There is a myth that self-care is selfish, however it is imperative that we incorporate time to look after ourselves daily. Especially if we look after others, we cannot pour from an empty cup!

be kind to yourself self reminder

– Some self care is different for everyone –

Self care differs for everyone, from the youngest in society to the oldest.
For one person, it might be flossing daily, for another, it might be walking to the shop.

– Daily self-care is similar to all –



Although self-care is different for many, some self-care routines should be incoporated into daily life. Things such as brushing your teeth daily, drinking 8 glasses of water, walking and eating healthy are universal and essential for us all.

– Barriers to self-care –

There can be many barriers to self care, such as –

  • Feeling time is limited
  • Looking after others and not leaving time for yourself
  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Low mood
  • Depression
  • Motivation
  • Feeling incapable
  • Spending too much time on technology
  • Stressful jobs

– How to overcome these barriers –

A great place to start is by doing 15 minutes of self-care a day. Perhaps, picking one thing off the ‘Self Care Checklist’ to do daily for a week and build up from there.

If you feel like exercise is too much for you, you could try moving gently for 10-15 minutes. Perhaps, incorporating gentle movement with cleaning and tidying, or even walking to the shop! There are many ways you can overcome these barriers by breaking self-care down into simple steps.

The more you move, the more you’re able to move…

– Learning to set boundaries –

It is OK to change plans, to say ‘no’ and to put your own needs first. Many of us feel obliged to say yes to people who ask for our time and energy. If you are already feeling burned out, it can be detrimental to our wellbeing. Learning to say no and set boundaries can really help us improve our self-care. When you learn to assertively, but politely say ‘no’, it can actually feel empowering. It can help to boost your mood, improve confidence and give yourself more time for selfcare.

Keep track of your progress with our daily self-care checklist.

AMALAwellness has made a simple checklist to help you keep track of self-care and things you can incorporate into your life. Doing these things daily will help boost your mood and improve your physical and mental wellbeing.

Self Care Checklist

What do you do for self-care? What do you wish you had more time to do?
Tell us in the comments below!

AMALAwellness – Yoga, Meditation and Gentle Movement Classes in Teesside.

At AMALAwellness, we offer a range of classes across Teesside from Hatha Yoga, Gentle Yoga, Meditation and Gentle Movement classes for those with limited mobility.

If you would like to come along to any of our classes and deepen your knowledge, let us know!

About The author:

Aimee is a Yoga, Meditation and Move It or Lose It! teacher in located in Middlesbrough, England, UK.

To find out more, visit www.amalateesside.com

29 Comments

  1. I’m participating in world wellbeing week and I agree self care is different for everyone but the premise remains the same, we need to look after ourselves regardless and try and find happiness x

  2. Self care is so important, it’s good to take some time out to do something for yourself x

  3. Self care is so important and I loved how you laid out different aspects of it throughout the article! I need to start practicing meditation again.

  4. Self care is so important and I love the different aspects of it that you described in this article. I need to start meditating again!

  5. That’s a superb checklist. I often need to remind myself of some of the things on that list. I can see this being really useful for people. Thanks.

  6. I love this and love your check list! I love yoga and definitely feel like we should all tap into our spiritual side sometimes πŸ™‚

  7. This is such a good definition onto what is Self Care, as some people use it to mean just face masks, but it is so much more than that. This is a lovely check list too.

  8. What a great idea! It’s not complicated and easy to use. I would have to put my copy on my bathroom mirror — my daughter would fill it out for me on the fridge! LOL

    Thanks for sharing!

  9. I have come to the realization that self care is so important. Thanks for sharing this great check list.

  10. I love this topic. It is crucial to set personal boundaries. I remember my first No to people and it felt really empowering. I used to be a people pleaser but its time to prioritize ourselves. Self-care isn`t being selfish.

  11. While meditation is not for me but I do think it’s important to care about yourself the way you should, thanks for sharing more idea about it and I think it will inspire different people.

  12. This post is beautiful. Thank you for sharing. I am learning to give myself grace and love myself even when I’m not at my best. I’m getting past the barriers.

  13. Self-care is so important to our lives because we need it to balance ourselves. I think also what is important for self-care is relax and sleep. Sleep is so important for our happiness!

  14. Great article. I agree self care is very important, especially mental and physical. I have done a great job in taking care of my mind and my body.

  15. Thanks for the printable! Sometimes, we forget the small things that are indeed important to us. Taking care of ourself is a must especially this days.

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