Now more than ever we're realising the importance of looking after ourselves and nurturing our well-being. Despite this, life can often get busy and demanding, resulting in us neglecting our personal wellness.
Here's a quick and easy list for self-care inspiration.
Go for a stroll
Walking can be a great way to clear your mind, boost your feel-good hormones and stay fit at the same time.
Whenever you're out for a walk, seek out places full of nature and greenery. Sit on a bench and take in the atmosphere at your local park.
Bask in the sun
There's nothing like a good bit of vitamin D. Whether it be in your garden, balcony, or simply going out for a walk, brighten up your day with some sunshine to help you feel alive and boost your mood.
Do gentle exercise
Nobody's asking you to take out a gym membership or run a marathon, but how about some gentle stretches, or a bit of cardio at your own pace. There are so many websites, apps and even youtube workouts that you can use for inspiration.
Buy yourself something nice
Send your mind the right signals and show yourself that you're worth it by treating yourself to something nice. Self-care looks different from person to person. For you this might mean a nice meal, a trip to the hairdressers, your favourite chocolate bar or some body care goodies. Whatever makes you happy!
Read a book
Nothing relaxes you and takes your mind off the present than reading. This is a great way to spend quiet time by yourself in a very productive way. Engage your creativity by indulging in some fiction, or learn something new and support your self-development with a more informative read.
Got things on your mind? Want to unravel the events of the day, or consider the future? Expressing yourself through journalling may be for you. With proven benefits for well-being and processing emotions, writing in a diary is a great way to prioritise self-care mentally.
Write a gratitude list
Focusing on what you're grateful for and the things that make you happy is a fantastic way to lift your spirits and take the focus away from the negative. You'll be surprised at how many things you're grateful for once you start to count them.
Do some art
Painting and drawing isn't just for kids. Get in touch with your inner child with some art therapy. This is a great way to relax and unwind and you can even do this with company.
Play some music
The great thing about music is that there are so many types and genres. There's always a song or playlist to help with mood, atmosphere and stimulating your mind. Listening to music is also a great excuse to disconnect from screens.
Listen to a podcast
If you love meaningful conversation, self-development and thought-provoking discussion, why not take some time out to listen to a podcast? You can do this at home when you want to chill out or even on the way to and from work as a pleasant distraction.
Light a candle
There's just something about candles and their ability to bring a sense of calm while also building an atmosphere. Create your own ritual with your favourite candles by having a routine. This could be while you do your beauty routine in the bathroom or while you read a book in the evenings.
Soak in a bath or have a long shower
We're definitely firm believers of the therapeutic experience that you can have in the bathroom, creating a spa like atmosphere. Soak in the tub with some bubbles or have a long shower alongside taking in some aromatherapy. It's an effective way to calm down and practice being in the present.
Use some body oil
Soothe your senses with some body oil. Take your time as your work it into your skin using massage-like motions to create an experience.
Do a face mask
If you're looking for a skincare ritual that will never get old, this is it. What's better than wearing your favourite face mask and enjoying the cooling sensation it has on your skin, leaving you feeling refreshed and pampered afterwards.
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