Here we are again, navigating a second lockdown, looking after not just our loved ones but ourselves is going to be really important!
I have compiled a list of ways of how you can practise self-care:
Eat healthily and mindfully
Allow yourself to indulge in a meal without any distractions, don’t eat whilst scrolling on your phone or doing work, you wouldn’t work on the computer whilst dining with loved ones so show yourself the same level of respect. Also, whilst we all love a bar of chocolate now and again, make sure you’re eating healthy and nutritious food to boost your immune system.
Working out releases endorphins which increases feelings of happiness. Find a form of physical activity that works for you! Go for a hike, do some yoga or go on a bike ride.
While a lot of self-care practices focus on your inner-self and mentality, but nothing beats some indulgent pampering of your outer-self to boost your overall well-being. Set a bath, pour some wine and relax. I enjoy doing my full skin care and body care routine – Exfoliating with Ruff Stuff Body Scrub Herbal Infusion and then moisturising with Ruff Stuff Nourishing Body Oil, the dreamiest routine!
Call a friend
Nothing beats a good old phone call with a friend, catching up, sharing memories it can lift your heart and not only fill you with joy but also your friend.
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Unplug and unwind
What is your daily screen time? These days, it feels like everyone’s glued to a phone or laptop. Whilst you may feel the need to constantly keep up on social media or check what is happening in the news, use the evenings or weekends to take a break from constantly checking your phone. Taking a break, in general, can help us recharge and give us the downtime we need.
With such busy lives and so many things to think about these days, expressing gratitude for the things that you have can often be overlooked.
Keep a journal by your bed, and note the things that you feel lucky to have.
The most important part of self-care is to be kind to yourself. Don’t punish yourself for not working out or being too busy to sit down and journal.
It’s more important that these self-care activities are enjoyable rather than feeling like a chore. So, if you go for a day of self-indulgence and don’t do any exercise don’t beat yourself up!