So, you’ve had a bad day. You struggled to get out out of bed this morning, and since your feet hit the floor all you could think about was getting through the day and crawling back into bed, am I right?
But, obviously, because real life sucks you have stuff to do. Whether it be homework, or work you brought home, you have to do it.
So we’re going to set a timer for an hour, and at the end of the hour we’ll hopefully be able to get through our to-do list.
Don’t skip any of these steps. They each serve their own purpose, do them even if you have to force yourself to follow the list.
Step 1: Do some light exercise. In the wise words of Elle Woods: “Exercise gives you endorphins. Endorphins make you happy. Happy people just don’t shoot their husbands, they just don’t.”. You can find a 5-10 minute yoga/workout video on youtube to follow along to. I personally love XHIT’s ab workouts! (10 minutes max!)
Step 2: Drink a glass of cold water and grab a (healthy) snack! The feeling of the cold water will make you feel refreshed, and when you’re feeling refreshed you have less time to feel stressed! (5 minutes)
Step 3: Take a shower or bath. Imagine you’re washing away the stress/worries. Don’t do all that in the shower overthinking.. Take this time to listen to some upbeat music, or even sing your own! (15 minutes)
Step 4: Put on your comfiest clothing items. (Make sure they’re clean obvs). Make sure to carry out a routine here by doing anything that makes you feel more put together – for example brushing your hair out, using a quick face mask. Anything that will make you feel better. (10 minutes)
Step 5: Grab some fuel to accompany your tasks. I love a warm cup of coffee or Chai tea on cold winter evenings with a couple of rusks and orange juice or cold water in the summer. A light snack, for example nuts, are also a great accompaniment. (10 minutes)
Step 6: Make a list of things you know you’ll be able to achieve right now. Be sure to be realistic, if you’re not honest with yourself you’ll find yourself feeling super dejected about failing, which will increase your anxiety and stress. (10 minutes)
Step 7: Begin your tasks! If you’re really not feeling it, put on some upbeat music. It will probably slow you down, but at least you’re being productive & getting things done, which totally beats where you were an hour ago 🙂
How do you get things done when you’re really not feeling it? Let me know in the comments below ❤
Missed post 1? you can read it over here
Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.
Welcome to my new blog series. It’s only three posts long, but I hope it leaves you thinking…
I know, it’s been a while since my last post. But I’ve been thinking a lot about the future of my blog, and something about it just wasn’t gelling well with me until recently. I’m changing this blog – to reflect me, my life & my goals.
You’ll find more of a happier me, with some focus on Christian living and I really hope you stick around for this new venture.
“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
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!
I’ve never really thought about the future of this blog until recently and I’ve decided that it’s time to try a new direction. To be less like the rest, and more myself.
Welcome to the new 15bex02, the lifestyle blog.
I have a ton of personal goals for this blog, and realised a mission statement is exactly what I need. I need a reference point, or constant reminder of where I want this blog to go.
More posts! I’m hoping to stray away from strictly beauty posts, and focus more on real life talks, advice and healthy living for the body and soul. I want to express more of my personal style and preferences, and learn more about some of you. I’m hoping to add some reviews, posts about life and new things to try… Let’s see how well that goes.
Dream catching. Quite literally, I’m hoping to grasp some of my dreams and visions in my hands and carry them out. I may share some of those in a post, let me know if you’re keen on that?
Musings. I really want to share more deep thoughts and musings and ideas. I have so much more to learn and so much growth to do, I can only hope ya’ll come along for the ride.
What you won’t be seeing on my blog:
Only money making posts. With this in mind, if approached by a brand that I use and trust I’ll probably accept the offer and do the post. What I won’t do, though, is hide the fact that it is a sponsored post because I want to be transparent with you.
Drama. I hate drama. I no longer follow celebs, because there’s so much drama attached to them. You won’t see any gossip-y posts (maybe the odd reference here and there), but I’m in no place to be judging any of them.
Fellow bloggers, do you have a mission statement for your blog? Feel free to share it below! What kinds of posts are you keen to see on here? What do you think of my mission statement? I really want to create the kind of content you want to see, so let me know! ❤