15bex02 · real life

love yourself // some self care ideas

“Your relationship with yourself sets the tone for every other relationship you have” – Unknown

Having a bad day? A bad week? A bad month?

Sometimes the only way to get out of a funk is to keep pushing on until one day you wake up and it’s not bothering you anymore. While you’re pushing on, you should treat yourself & give yourself a reason to see purpose and feel life.

So, 5 self-care ideas for when life gets hard

  1. Write a list of things you’re grateful for. It’s easy to forget how blessed you are when you are feeling run down and drained. This also gives you some perspective on life, and decide if what’s bothering you is really something to be stressed over.
  2. Take a nap. When you’re feeling down and drained, a nap is a great way to clear your mind. Turn off your phone, find a quiet spot and get some shut eye, sometimes “restarting” your day is all you need to feel better.
  3. 3. Take yourself out – for an ice cream, for coffee, for a long walk on the beach. Alone time is great for when you’re feeling overwhelmed and you’re constantly surrounded by other people. Even a quick walk around the block will feel great for some peace of mind.

    4. Run yourself a hot bath… or jump into a hot shower. (But not too hot, because we don’t want your skin ruined). Jump in and just relax. Lock the door. Use a Do Not Disturb sign if you have to, but make this your me time. No distractions.

    5. Make yourself a healthy meal. For me, this one was always such a weird idea, like isn’t comfort eating a bad idea? until I realised that there was a difference between stuffing my face with cake and making myself a fruit bowl filled with my favourites – it’s all about balance tbh. BUT the meal will make a difference to your mood.

    What are your favourite ways to look after yourself? Leave them in the comments below!


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