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July Self-Care: 35 Activities for Fun in the Sun

35 activities to boost your July self-care! Take a look, choose your favorites, and see how many you can do in the next 31 days.

Are you a woman over 50 looking for some self-care activities to do in July? With the hustle and bustle of everyday life, it’s important to take some time for yourself and prioritize your well-being.

Whether you’re looking to relax, rejuvenate, or try something new, you will find great ideas in this list of 35 self-care activities for July.

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35 Activities for July Self-Care:

  1. It’s National Family Reunion Month – why not gather your family members for a weekend event?

2. Take up a new hobby for National Anti-Boredom Month.

3. Try your hand at watercolor painting for World Watercolor Month.

4. Join an adult sports league or go to a special event for Parks and Recreation Month

5. Or set up a picnic under a shady tree (National Picnic Month)

6. You can’t go wrong when you combine National Hot Dog Month and National Baked Bean Month – because it’s also National Grilling Month!

7. Volunteer for an organization that serves children for National Make a Difference for Children Month

8. Get a double dip cone of your favorite flavors for National Ice Cream Month. (I like Rocky Road and Coffee together).

9. Visit your favorite wild animals on July 1 (American Zoo Day).

10. Carry your reusable bags to the grocery store on International Plastic Bag Free Day, July 3.

11. Speak kind words to yourself on National Compliment Your Mirror Day (July 3).

12. Keep sunscreen, sunglasses, and a wide-brimmed hat on all day on July 3 (National Stay Out of the Sun Day).

13. Celebrate USA Independence Day (July 4) with a barbeque, pool party, and of course, fireworks at night!

14. Treat yourself to a gorgeous orchid on National Hawaii Day (July 5).

15. Grab both fried chicken and sashimi on July 6 (National Fried Chicken Day, National Hand Roll Day).

16. Step out of the sun and into a dark interior for a cold beer and a game of pool on July 7 (National Dive Bar Day).

17. July 7 is also a good day for a leisurely stroll with your dad (National Father-Daughter Take a Walk Day).

18. It’s also World Chocolate Day, so have a little nibble (dark chocolate is considered quite healthy in small amounts).

19. Be one with your inner child on July 8 (Be A Kid Again Day) when you enjoy your favorite frozen treat (National Freezer Pop Day).

20. Switch to adult beverages on July 10 (National Piña Colada Day) and July 11 (National Mojito Day).

21. Try a mindfulness exercise or meditation on National Simplicity Day (July 12).

22. Escargo? Salad Nicoise? Bouillabaisse? Enjoy your favorite French foods on Bastille Day (July 14).

23. Collect a box or bag of donations and drop them off on July 15 (National Give Something Away Day).

24. July 15 is also a good day to trade some of your toxic beauty products for more naturally made items (National Clean Beauty Day).

25. Buy a Lotto ticket on July 17 and daydream about what you’d do with the winnings (National Lottery Day).

26. Focus on your communication skills for World Listening Day (July 18).

27. Toss Away the “Could Haves” and “Should Haves” Day is July 20 (third Saturday of the month). You know what to do.

28. July 21 is National Be Someone Day. You ARE someone – but if you weren’t you, who would you be? Journal about it.

29. Be your gorgeous self on National Gorgeous Grandma Day (July 23).

30. give yourself whatever self-care you need most on International Self-Care Day (July 24).

31. July 24 is also National Cousins Day, so text or call your favorite cousin just to say hi.

32. Wine and cheese? Yes, please. July 25 is National Wine and Cheese Day, so indulge.

33. Have an amazing breakfast on July 26 (National Bagelfest Day and National Coffee Milkshake Day).

34. Be kind to your love on National Love is Kind Day, July 27.

35. Celebrate with your bestie on July 30, International Day of Friendship.

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July Self-Care: Outdoor Wellness Activities

Summer is the perfect time to get outside and enjoy the sunshine while caring for your health and wellness.

Gardening and Horticultural Therapy

Gardening is a great way to get outside, enjoy the fresh air, and get some exercise.

Not only does it provide physical benefits, but it can also be a form of horticultural therapy, which has been shown to reduce stress and improve overall well-being.

Consider planting a vegetable garden or creating a flower bed in your yard. If you don’t have space for a garden, look into community gardens in your area.

Walking and Hiking Groups

Walking and hiking are low-impact exercises that can be done at your own pace. Joining a walking or hiking group is a great way to meet new people and explore new trails.

Look for local groups in your area that cater to seniors or beginners. Make sure to wear comfortable shoes and bring plenty of water.

Water Aerobics and Swimming

Water aerobics and swimming are great options for those who want to exercise without putting too much strain on their joints.

Many community centers and gyms offer water aerobics classes specifically for seniors. If you have access to a pool, you can get a great full-body workout by swimming laps.

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July Self-Care: Beat the Heat by Staying Indoors

When it’s too hot outside or you just want to stay in, plenty of indoor self-care activities will keep you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.

Yoga and Pilates Classes

Joining a yoga or Pilates class is a great way to improve your flexibility, strength, and balance while also reducing stress and promoting relaxation.

Many studios offer classes specifically designed for older adults, so don’t be afraid to ask about options that are right for you.

Creative Arts and Crafts

Engaging in creative activities like painting, knitting, or scrapbooking can be a fun and therapeutic way to unwind and tap into your inner artist. Work on your own, or take a class.

Meditation and Mindfulness Retreats

If you want to deepen your mindfulness practice or take a break from the hustle and bustle of daily life, consider attending a meditation or mindfulness retreat.

These programs offer a variety of activities and workshops designed to help you cultivate inner peace and tranquility.

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Final Thoughts on July Self-Care: 35 Activities for Fun in the Sun

July is shaping up to be a busy, busy month!

There are self-care opportunities related to just about every special day in July. And that doesn’t even include hiking, biking, cooking, reading, swimming, and napping in hammocks! So much to do – fill your July with self-care and fun!

What are your plans for self-care this month?

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