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2024 Self-Care Check-In Challenge: Week 8 - Share your body care routine!

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Happy New Year, BIC! Weโ€™re kicking off 2024 with an important reminder: we all need to take good care of ourselves โ€“ this year and beyond. ๐Ÿ˜Š Some of us may make resolutions, and others may already have their regular routines down to a tee; regardless of where you are in your self-care journey, we could all use a few extra reminders and a bit of motivation to spend a little extra T.L.C. on ourselves!

 

Like similar posts from previous years, weโ€™ve come up with a list of weekly prompts to challenge you to exercise your self-care skills in different ways. ๐Ÿงก We encourage you to participate and respond to the prompts that speak to you โ€“ and donโ€™t be afraid to share any other self-care tips and tricks along the way!

 

  • Week 1 (1/10 โ€“ 1/16): Creating the perfect morning routine to start your day off right ๐ŸŒž
  • Week 2 (1/17 โ€“ 1/23): Surrounding yourself with soothing scents โœจ
  • Week 3 (1/24 โ€“ 1/30): Testing out products to promote wellness (supplements, intimate care, rollersโ€ฆ) ๐ŸŒฟ
  • Week 4 (1/31 โ€“ 2/6): Indulging in your favorite face mask(s) ๐Ÿ‘ฉ
  • Week 5 (2/7 โ€“ 2/13): Spending extra time on your hair (and scalp!) care ๐Ÿงผ
  • Week 6 (2/14 โ€“ 2/20): Cleaning up your beauty collection ๐Ÿงน
  • Week 7 (2/21 โ€“ 2/27): Improving your quality of sleep ๐Ÿ’ค
  • Week 8 (2/28 โ€“ 3/5): Focusing on body care (lotions, dry brushing, serumsโ€ฆ) ๐Ÿ›

 

Hit the โ€œReplyโ€ button below and let us know how you are practicing self-care!  ๐Ÿคฉ Be sure to use the โ€œ#โ€ to tag any products relevant to your answers, if applicable.  

Re: 2024 Self-Care Check-In Challenge: Week 7 - Share your secrets to better sleep! ๐Ÿ˜ด

@jaaayp Thank you! I also forgot to mention reading in bed also helps me fall asleep.

Re: 2024 Self-Care Check-In Challenge: Week 7 - Share your secrets to better sleep! ๐Ÿ˜ด

Ooh ya @Mellmars1185 I tried that but I get sucked in so fast and next thing I know.. it's 4am ๐Ÿ˜‚

Re: 2024 Self-Care Check-In Challenge: Week 7 - Share your secrets to better sleep! ๐Ÿ˜ด

I hear you. Reading has a different effect on me before bed. For myself, my eyes get heavy and I either have to go back a few pages the next time because I was too sleepy to retain any info or i lose my page when I fall asleep  ๐Ÿ˜†

Re: 2024 Self-Care Check-In Challenge: Week 7 - Share your secrets to better sleep! ๐Ÿ˜ด

I would love books to have those effects on me @Mellmars1185 ..... even if I was reading a dictionary, I would be like "oooh, interesting! That's what that word means?!" ๐Ÿ˜‚

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Week 7 (2/21 โ€“ 2/27): Improving your quality of sleep ๐Ÿ’ค
ive been working on this since early last year Iโ€™m such a night owl๐Ÿ˜…๐ŸŒ™ i started taking  magnesium last year and that was a step for meโค๏ธ I now do no screen/tv for about an hour before I go to sleep๐Ÿ˜ด  I also find diffusing lavender oil in the room before itโ€™s time to go to sleep helps my relax a lot I personally love the Young Living one I also have their diffuser๐Ÿ’™ generally also doing some stretching and calming myself down sometimes reading a book just to relax to get the best nights sleep๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ˜ดโœจ๐ŸŒ™๐Ÿ’ค

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Re: 2024 Self-Care Check-In Challenge: Week 7 - Share your secrets to better sleep! ๐Ÿ˜ด

Your routine for a good sleep sounds so peaceful and relaxing @happyskincare ๐ŸŒ ๐Ÿ˜ด

Re: 2024 Self-Care Check-In Challenge: Week 7 - Share your secrets to better sleep! ๐Ÿ˜ด

Thanks @CynthieLu ๐Ÿฉท๐Ÿฉท๐Ÿฉท

Re: 2024 Self-Care Check-In Challenge: Week 7 - Share your secrets to better sleep! ๐Ÿ˜ด

Great tips @happyskincare ! What do you do during the hour of no screen time? I love reading but I always end up reading murder mysteries or true crime and I get hooked ๐Ÿ˜‚

Re: 2024 Self-Care Check-In Challenge: Week 7 - Share your secrets to better sleep! ๐Ÿ˜ด

I usually read๐Ÿ˜… Iโ€™m such a book worm๐Ÿ˜‚ sometimes Iโ€™ll do a massage๐Ÿฉท

Re: 2024 Self-Care Check-In Challenge: Week 7 - Share your secrets to better sleep! ๐Ÿ˜ด

Recently I started using detox feet pads on my feet while I sleep. 

I have noticed I sleep more soundly, I wake refreshed and my freshness lasts all day. 

Re: 2024 Self-Care Check-In Challenge: Week 7 - Share your secrets to better sleep! ๐Ÿ˜ด

Week 7 - Improving your quality of sleep

 

I try to end screen use a half hour prior to going to bed

I have limited my caffeine this year and it is helping.  

 

Re: 2024 Self-Care Check-In Challenge: Week 7 - Share your secrets to better sleep! ๐Ÿ˜ด

Those are both great tips. Limiting caffeine really does help I find too. @CorgiMommy 

 

Re: 2024 Self-Care Check-In Challenge: Week 7 - Share your secrets to better sleep! ๐Ÿ˜ด

Try a few ounces at tart cherry juice ..) all natural and no sugar added)  30 minutes before bed time!

Re: 2024 Self-Care Check-In Challenge: Week 7 - Share your secrets to better sleep! ๐Ÿ˜ด

@KiaLovesMakeup I have been doing this for years.  It is an acquired taste , not only is it good for sleep it has natural anti-inflammatory properties. 

Re: 2024 Self-Care Check-In Challenge: Week 7 - Share your secrets to better sleep! ๐Ÿ˜ด

Week 6 (2/14-2 /20): Cleaning up your beauty collections 

(I know Iโ€™m late Iโ€™m sorry I typed it all up and forgot to post๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ˜…)

Wow these challenges help! As someone who has a hard time cleaning out I decided it was finally time to get rid of all the drugstore makeup/stuff I got just because of the price and after one use I  knew I would never use again๐Ÿ˜…  Generally some of these products arenโ€™t bad itโ€™s just the color looks so off on me๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜‚ i recently gave all my skincare that I needed to declutter to a friend so I donโ€™t have anymore at the moment that needs to be declutterโค๏ธ

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Re: 2024 Self-Care Check-In Challenge: Week 7 - Share your secrets to better sleep! ๐Ÿ˜ด

You are so on top of keeping your stash organized @happyskincare way to go! ๐ŸŽ‰ I hope the items found a good home with your friend. That was really sweet of you to pass them along. ๐Ÿ’

Re: 2024 Self-Care Check-In Challenge: Week 7 - Share your secrets to better sleep! ๐Ÿ˜ด

Thanks Iโ€™m really trying I tell myself if I declutter I can pick up some newbies @CynthieLu ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿคญโค๏ธ I try my best to give things away in the beauty department (that arenโ€™t expired) so they donโ€™t go to wasteโค๏ธ

Re: 2024 Self-Care Check-In Challenge: Week 7 - Share your secrets to better sleep! ๐Ÿ˜ด

@TeamBIC  what do I do to improve my quality of sleep?  

i do stretches at night and deep breathing. 
i take magnesium,  drink herbal tea and right before bed I like going in the sauna.  It releases endorphines and I get very sleepy as my body temperature lowers. If I cool down and Iโ€™m not in bed yet, Iโ€™ve lost my window of opportunity so I have to be purposeful about it.  
i also have to keep the bedroom cool.  I sleep better when Iโ€™m bundled up and the air Iโ€™m breathing is chilly. 

Re: 2024 Self-Care Check-In Challenge: Week 7 - Share your secrets to better sleep! ๐Ÿ˜ด

@heartsmyface I love going into the sauna.  Wish I could afford one 

Re: 2024 Self-Care Check-In Challenge: Week 7 - Share your secrets to better sleep! ๐Ÿ˜ด

  • Week 7 (2/21 โ€“ 2/27): Improving your quality of sleep ๐Ÿ’ค

I have been using magnesium in my skincare routine and it has helped. The only problem is that I donโ€™t get enough sleep. Iโ€™m such a night owl. 

Re: 2024 Self-Care Check-In Challenge: Week 7 - Share your secrets to better sleep! ๐Ÿ˜ด

Same @SportyGirly125 ๐Ÿ˜… i have been taking magnesium for about a year and it definitely has helped!โค๏ธ

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