Welcome to blogmas day 15.
Self care is one of the buzziest of buzz words these days. But it really can’t be over emphasized. It’s important that you take care of yourself and show yourself some love. Adulting can take a toll on a person so you should remember to place yourself first and take care of yourself.
You should practice self care not only when you feel down, but also when you’re in a good mood. It should be a daily habit/lifestyle. I’ll be sharing my go-to activities for my self care.
Writing on paper can be very relaxing to me. I love writing a lot. It helps me to be able to analyze how I feel because you can agree with me that sometimes you can be feeling different types of emotions at a time. I properly started keeping one(a gratitude journal) from my birthday in September but I had a journal where I write down my affirmations and basically anything. I’ve found that it’s best to keep a journal for a specific purpose.
Old gees of this blog know I love affirmations. It boosts my self confidence, keeps me in a constant state of gratitude and helps change negative thoughts into positive ones. It’s really a great way of life.
Cleaning/Rearranging my room/space.
Decluttering in general is something I do steadily because for some weird reason, I hoard things a lot so I have to declutter and arrange my room regularly. I love the feel of a fresh looking room and newly made bed. It makes me feel like I have my whole life put together.
Doing my hair and skin routines.
I love doing my hair, so it’s natural that I would see that as a self care activity. I love washdays and I’m usually extra so I plan my skin care routine to match my washdays, so that I’m doing a facial consisting of exfoliating and masking on the day I wash my hair. I usually deep condition my hair with a face mask on while taking green tea. It makes me feel like I have no problem in the world. Even doing my daily skincare like cleansing and moisturizing is self care to me.
This is literally the least, amongst everything I do, and I mean even the ones I didn’t mention. But I’m trying to do as much as I can. I started exercising again last month but I became inconsistent because for some reason, I was eating less and I exercise to keep fit, and if possible a little weight gain. So not eating well while exercising was counteracting the purpose of the exercise. But I love exercising, anytime I can.
Some Self Care Ideas.
1.) Consciously drink plenty water.
2.) Get 8 hours of sleep.
3.) Call a family member or friend.
4.) Go for a walk.
5.) Take a long shower.
6.) Drink a healthy tea.
7.) Listen to a podcast.
8.) Practice gratitude. Write a list of things you’re grateful for.
9.) Indulge in your comfort food.
10.) Cook and eat a healthy meal.
11.) Declutter your belongings.
12.) Wear an outfit that makes you feel good.
13.) Listen to your favourite playlist and sing at the top of your lungs.
14.) Read a book. A hardcopy book preferably.
15.) Edit who you follow on social media.
16.) Massage your scalp.
17.) Exfoliate your skin. Give yourself a facial.
18.) Talk positively to yourself.
19.) Write yourself a love letter.
20.) Compliment yourself.
Thanks for reading.
Dpo you practice self care? What do you do for self care?
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