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8 Self Care Ideas to Reduce Stress and Recharge


Many of you have probably seen this popular infographic on social media, the one about what we think makes us productive, vs what really makes us productive. When faced with a deadline, a big exam or an important project, we assume that the best use of our time is to simply power through it by working hard and taking no breaks. We may even skimp on sleep and exercise and eat junk food out of stress. 

what makes me productive

In reality, these other components - time off, healthy eating, sleep & exercise -- are just as important (if not more important) in helping us perform at the highest level.

This is why Adventure Planner includes a full spread to help you plan your self-care routine. Whenever you feel like you’re running on empty, do one or more of the items on your self-care routine to “fill your cup” and make you feel whole again.

Adventure Planner Self Care Planner Spread

To help you get started, here are some of our favorite self care ritual ideas.

Start a Meditation Practice

Meditate
📷: @schildermonique

Take a few minutes each day to breathe deeply and quiet your mind. There are many meditation apps if you need some guidance.

Declutter Your Space

declutter📷: @braveandboss

A cluttered space creates a cluttered mind. Creating a beautiful, clutter-free environment

Take a Yoga Class or Do Some Deep Stretches

yoga
📷: @emilypryoryoga

A yoga class or just a few deep stretches can help relieve any aches and pains you may have developed from sitting at a desk for long periods of time.

Take a Hike

take a hike
📷:
 @__anhhhnguyennn__

Hiking is one of the best ways for relieving stress. Let the power of nature therapy and sunshine restore you. Nature has a way of reminding us that our problems are insignificant in the grand scheme of things.

Go for a Bike Ride

bike ride
📷:
 @thebluebeet

Going for a bike ride is an excellent way to release endorphins and improve your mood.

Visit Someplace New

visit someplace new
📷: @janytremblay

Sometimes getting out of our routine is just what we need to get our creative juice flowing again.

Pamper Yourself

pamper yourself
📷:
 @_justynaniko_

Pamper yourself with a DIY bath, a cup of tea and your favorite magazine or book.

Write in Your Journal


📷:
 Adventure Planner

Journaling is a great way to reconnect with yourself and work through your problems. Start by writing down three things you're grateful at this moment.

Volunteer

volunteer
📷:
@lafoodbank

Focusing on others can help you gain a new perspective on your life.

Take it a habit to schedule one of these to your weekly to do list and you’ll more than likely see your stress level reduce and overall wellbeing improve.

Introducing the Adventure Planner

 Adventure Planner - daily planner for hikers

Adventure Planner is the only planner designed for hikers, backpackers, and outdoor / camping enthusiasts. If you dream about hiking and spending time in the great outdoors while sitting in front of a desk, this planner is for you! 

We designed this planner to help us plan for trips throughout the year, keep us on track for health & fitness goals, challenge ourselves to schedule at least one adventure every month, and stay connected to nature in our day to day life.

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