Life can be hectic and often we spend so much time looking out for everyone else that we forget to look after ourselves. Here is some simple self-care advice to practice every day.
1. Me-time is the most important time
There are never enough hours in the day and days in the week and often we feel like we don’t have a minute to ourselves. However, is it crucial that we make this small pocket of time for ourselves because we will never be happy with others if we are not happy with ourselves. Taking the time to relax or think about how you are feeling can be a great way to relieve any stress or address any issues that might be building up.
In life, we take on so many things and it is not only our bodies that need a break, our minds do too. It can be as simple as making yourself a cup of tea in front of the fire and putting on an episode of your favourite TV show or it can just be going for a ten minute walk after you put your little ones to bed. Shop some of our favourite candles here.
2. Listen to your body
Your health is your wealth so make sure you listen to your body. If you feel like there might be an issue there is no harm in visiting your doctor. The doctors fee and waiting times can often turn people off but it could be the best money you’ve ever spent if it helps your day-to-day life. It is also so important that you look after your mental health.
Our brains are one of the most powerful tools that we possess and might just need an extra bit of TLC. You are the person you talk to the most, so make sure you are saying the right things. If you are feeling anxious or run down, it is time for you to address them issues and look at what is going on in your life that might be causing you to feel like that.
As much as we think we are superwomen, there is still a point at which you have to ask for help and that is perfectly okay, in fact it makes you human. Meditation, reading and exercise can all be great ways to relieve stress and often take our minds off whatever it is that may be bothering us. The best self-care advice you could adhere to is going to come from within.
3. Social media detox
You’ve heard this self-care advice before. With every good there is always a bad and as beneficial as social media may be for connecting you to others, it can often make us doubt ourselves and dampen our mood. It is important to remember on social media people are only showing the best aspects of their life. Oftentimes, we tend to measure our success against that of another person, but everyone is on their own journey and should just focus on their path.
Most are not showing the fight they had with their partner, or their bad skin day or the fact they might be in financial debt from online shopping. Take everything you see on social media with a pinch of salt. People that seem to have the most friends, might actually feel really lonely and the person who never posts pictures with their partner might be in a happy and loving relationship.
Instead of lying in bed and scrolling through social media, why not read a book or put on a face mask and listen to a podcast? If you feel like you spend too much time on social media, there is an app that calculates your time online which can be really helpful to give you a real picture of how much time you are giving to your smartphone instead of yourself.
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