Monday, 3 September 2018

Simple Self-Care

Self-care is something that has been spoken about a lot lately and I absolutely love this. It makes me so happy to see mental health and things surrounding it being spoken about more. Self-care is really really important. Everyone needs it. Self-care involves a lot of things. There are many things that come under the umbrella of self care - however, I'd like to go over some of the more simple ones.
➸ Take a bath or shower
Sometimes when I'm in a slump, simple things like showering become a chore. Go and run a nice warm bath, light a candle and just relax for a little bit. If I'm having a bad day with my anxiety I like to go for a cool shower and act like the water going down the drains takes all of my worries and anxieties away with it. I always feel loads better after having a wash, especially if I use a smell that cheers me up like marshmallow body wash.

➸ Write it all down
Even if it makes absolutely no sense at all. No grammar, punctuation or anything is required. Just let the words stream out onto the page in a stream of consciousness manner. This always helps me because it takes the thoughts out of my head. Once I've written them down, I feel free of the thoughts. I usually like to write a page of stream of consciousness thoughts just to empty out my head so that I can start the day with a fresh head.

➸ Bake or cook something yummy
Whenever I'm feeling a little bit down I love to do some baking. Creating something from nothing is a really good feeling. Also, it's nice to share and start a conversation with someone. Sometimes creating something that is able to bring other people happiness can do wonders for how you feel. I know that when I see people smile because of something I've done, it really makes me feel good inside.

➸ Go for a walk
Walking is super therapeutic. Just stick your earphones in and let yourself walk to the beat of whatever you're listening to. I tend to get really lost in the music and my surroundings. My favourite thing is to go walking in a forest, the surroundings and vibes are just so calming to me. They make my soul happy.

Thank you so much for reading. I hope these little tips are a little mundane but sometimes we need to be reminded of the little things that can make a big difference. Remember to look after yourself. Have a lovely day and stay beautiful. 
"Self-care means giving yourself permission to pause" - Cecilia Tran.

Lots of loves,

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