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Ways To Practice Self-Care

Whilst on a recent girls dinner, we were talking about self-care and how many of us actually appreciate ourselves and not just the people around us. I’m definitely guilty of not giving myself enough credit for the amazing things I’ve done as a human being. I cannot express how important it is to look after yourself once in a while and actually put your needs and wants in front of other people.

I’ve found this a lot easier said than done, so I have put together a list of ways to practice self care, in hope that I can encourage you to realise and praise yourself for being an amazing human being.

  • Make time to spend time doing something you enjoy, whether it’s going to the gym once a week or sitting down in the evenings to watch your favourite TV show, find a something that makes you feel good and make time for it
  • Make time for yourself away from other people. Sometimes it’s good to spend time with yourself and learn to enjoy your own company to improve your self-care.
  • Get a full nights sleep, regularly. I’ve recently changed my sleeping pattern drastically and I’ve started to notice that I’m feeling more sluggish, unmotivated and sick sometimes as I’m getting less sleep than  normal. I understand for some people sleeping for 8hours+ every night can be near impossible, but try to get a decent nights sleep as and when you can, your body will thank you for it.

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  • Take a hot bath. There is nothing better than coming home during the winter and running yourself a warm bubble bath whilst catching on with your favorite show or movie.
  • Visit your favourite place in your place where you live.
  • Spend time outside. Getting outside, regardless of the weather can be very therapeutic for your mind and soul. Breathing in the natural air is sometimes all you need.

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  • Do not force yourself to do something you do not want to do. This isn’t always possible, but if something isn’t compulsory and you will not enjoy doing it. Don’t even entertain the idea.
  • Eat a healthy balanced diet, but allow yourself to enjoy your guilty pleasure. Reward yourself on a Friday night for working hard at work. Balance is always good.
  • Write down what your thinking and feeling. Being able to explore how different situations and people make you feel, is one way to make yourself the centre of your thoughts and feelings.

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  • Unplug from social media once in a while. As much as I love spending time scrolling through Instagram or Twitter, just remember it’s all very fake. People only post the parts of their lives they want you to see, it can be hard sometimes to scroll down instagram to see pictures of women looking amazing in a bikini, or how many their relationship with their partner is and not compare this your own life.

What are your top tips for practising self-care?

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12 COMMENTS
  • Jon
    2 years ago

    Some great advice. Taking time away from social media can have such a positive impact I find on how you feel mentally!

  • Alisha Valerie
    2 years ago

    This blog post made me so happy. I love a bit of self-care and I really believe this blog post is going to help out so many other people. Thank you so much for sharing! 🌸✨

    With love, Alisha Valerie x

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  • Joanna Bayford
    2 years ago

    Love this post! I’ve been getting into self care a lot more this month and these are such great ideas.

  • I like your tips here. A good balance is always good. And a good night’s sleep is a great way to selfcare.

  • Jenny in Neverland
    2 years ago

    My main method of self care is Yoga. I do it every day (every day that I realistically can do it – apart from if I’m on holiday or whatever!) Even if I’m having a really bad mental health day, I like to do one little practice cos it just makes me feel that tiny bit better.

  • Emma Rankin
    2 years ago

    I’m probably one of the worst who doesn’t know how to self care. I sleep a lot if that counts so i take that as my internet break.

  • Rachel
    2 years ago

    These are really good tips for self care and looking g after yourself. Time to step away from everything is a great – a nice walk or bath always works for me!

  • Rosie
    2 years ago

    Self care is so important and it’s something I’m starting to learn as I get into my mid twenties!

  • Sian
    2 years ago

    This is such good advice! Taking time out for yourself is so important – and something I forget to do all the time!

    My main way for practising self-care tends to be reading a book, having a bath or going to get my nails done. Always makes me feel so much better! xo
    Sian | http://www.siankathrine.co.uk

  • Emma
    2 years ago

    Self care is so important. I always take the time to practise yoga and so some meditation. As a parent, I think it is easy to forget to look after ourselves, but I always remind myself that nobody can run on empty.

  • Amy Jones
    2 years ago

    Love this post, especially the way it’s laid out! I definitely need to practice self-care more, and I’m bookmarking this for future reference.

    Amy | hookedonthemusic.com

  • Zena's Suitcase
    2 years ago

    Making self care a regular part of your routine is really hard I think. It’s something I really struggle with, and working from home seems to make it even harder

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