Friday 6 March 2020

A Self Care Day & Tips

I've been a bit unhappy lately. I haven't quite been able to put my finger on what the problem is. There's a lot going on at the moment so it's probably a mixture of all of that with a bonus of boredom added in. So, it's time for a self care day. I had one last Friday too. I had a bath, used a face mask, put on some comfy clothes, made the bed, added to my Wicca journal and started reading a new book. 

My self care days always vary. Sometimes I'll wake up early, other days I'll sleep in as long as possible. This self care day fell on a day that Charlie was at his Dads, so I didn't have to get up early if I didn't want to. 

Self care tips

If you're feeling down, chances are, your living space is untidy. Having a tidying and cleaning spree helps a lot! Even if you just get your floor and bed space cleared, it makes a difference. Bonus points if you can gather some stuff to donate.

Dressing up or dressing comfortably
Getting dressed on a self care day always goes one of two ways; putting on my cutest outfit and some makeup, or my comfiest clothes that aren't pyjamas.

Bath, face mask, hair mask, mani-pedi. You know the drill. 

Finding time for hobbies
Reading, journaling, blogging, making some art, binge watching on Netflix. Whatever your hobby is, schedule some time to concentrate on it. 

Getting fresh air
A little stroll, even for ten minutes will do wonders. Even just sitting in your garden for a few minutes if you don't feel like going out-out will help.  

Telling someone how you feel
I'm a pretty open book when it comes to my mental state lately. I spent a long time as a teenager cutting myself off from the people who loved me, and since I recovered from that particular dark time, I always try to be as open and honest about how I'm feeling as possible. Talking to my Mum and my boyfriend are my best bet. I have other people I can go to of course, but I always try them first. 

Monday 2nd March Self Care Day
I woke up at 9am, which is great really as I didn't get to sleep before 1:30am the night before. I got straight up, washed, dressed in my comfiest clothes and put on a face mask.

Then I made the bed while my toast was cooking and my tea was brewing, so I had a tidy space to eat and sort out my to do list for the day. I spent two hours cleaning and tidying the bedroom and living room before chilling out with the totally classic film; Clueless.

I spent the afternoon chatting with my in-laws, getting some things off my chest and having a laugh. 

To be honest, I woke up happier than I have done in a couple of weeks, but this self care day was still definitely needed and I feel a lot better for it. It helps that Charlie was with his Dad this week as well, as he hasn't had him for two weeks straight, so I haven't really had any proper time to myself for ages! The only thing that would have made it better is perhaps some reading or Wicca journaling, but that's something I can do anytime really. 

I also got a self care journal for Christmas that I'm going to start using this month, so I may update on how that's going! 

Until next time,
Saph x

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