Hi everyone, I hope your well. Today’s topic is about self-care, and the things I like to do to relax. As a mom of a busy toddler, a pre-teen boy and working full time, life can become stressful and exhausting pretty quickly. I am sure we can all think of a time when we haven’t really looked after ourselves.
‘Self-care means giving the world the best of you instead of what is left of you!’
Self care is something we should be practicing on the regular and that’s not always bubbles bath and meditating. Sometimes self-care also mean finishing all those projects we’ve started and have left half finished or cleaning up the house. It could also mean returning phone calls or emails.Self-care is all about practices that will benefits all dimensions of your health,physical,emotional,spiritual and intellectual.
I’m sure nothing on this list will be new to any of you, but I truly believe that these things help me and I wanted to share them with you.
Have a bath
I honestly love baths, especially with a Lush bathbomb! The water always looks so pretty and the heat will help loosen those tight muscles. Light some candles, turn out the lights and put on some relaxing music,just enjoy 30-60 minutes to yourself. This really helps me a lot.
Go For A Walk
I’m sure everyone has heard of this one get outside,exercise. I always feel so much better after being out in the sun. Nature is beautiful and something we cannot appreciate while worrying about all the other things on our to do list. So take a half hour, walk around the block, go sit outside on the steps.
Unplug for a while from electronic devices
This is one area I could take my own advice for. Putting away our phones and not checking social media every five minutes could do wonders for our mental health. Whether we want to admit it our not, most of us at sometime has compared ourselves to other’s we see on Instagram,were all guilty of it. By putting our devices away, it helps clear the mind.
Other self care tips: Use a Face Mask, Go to Bed Early,Read or Watch a Movie, declutter your space, keep a bullet journal,listen to music,meal plan,try a new workout,go shopping,see friends and family,garden, have a hot coffee and these are only a few of the things you could do to desires and practice self care.