It can be really hard in a busy world which celebrates ‘the grind’ and labels down time as laziness, to really prioritise your needs. But the time to re-fill your cup is essential to your wellbeing. Check out our self-care tips below, and pencil yourself in for a change.
Learn to Journal
Journaling to release pent up emotions and any thoughts or to-dos clogging up your head is an amazing form of self-care.
It’s super simple when you strip it back, so try not to get overwhelmed about WHAT to write, and just simply write. The idea is to let out all the thoughts in your head and write them down. Even if those thoughts are that you haven’t got a clue what to write, just trust me and go with it. As you learn to write down every, little, seemingly irrelevant thought and feeling that crosses your mind, you’ll learn to release the big thoughts and feelings clogging your brain.
Over time, this becomes a fabulous tool for your emotional release, and therefore stability. The epitome of self-care.
Don’t put off your BIG to-dos!
We are all guilty of procrastinating, aren’t we? Especially when it’s something super boring, or maybe emotionally draining? But if we confronted these tasks head on, and got them done, we would feel a million times better that it was either complete, or it was over and done with.
Both bringing a sense of peace and contentment. This is another big form of self-care, much less discussed than a bubble bath!
Let’s get moving…
I realise that sometimes, getting up and moving your butt is the thing you least want to do in the entire world, but those are the moments you probably need to prioritise moving the most!
I’m not saying you need to put yourself through some hellish cardio workout that would make you feel worse about yourself. But you can find alternative forms of moving that may bring you joy. Maybe go for a walk with friends. Try a new sport like stand-up paddle boarding or kayaking. How about pole dancing? It’s getting more and more popular!
However you decide to do it, just give it a whirl.
By getting your blood pumping, on a scientific level it is going to make you feel better!
Put on some happy tunes
If I say think of a song that makes you happy, what song comes to mind?
Whatever it is, get it on right now! There’s nothing quite like the power of music to help you with processing every emotion. So with that in mind, when you need a little boost make sure to pop on a playlist full of the songs that make you happy, or make you dance around, or help you to relax if that’s the kind of re-fill you need!
These are just some of our favourite self-care tips. They’re not the most regularly posted about ones, but we definitely think they’ll do more for your wellbeing than bubble baths and chocolate… Although we absolutely love those too!