Last year I posted this self-care post and it had hugeeee views. Self care is something we are all engaging with and thank christ! For so long we have all sub-consciously felt guilty for taking time for ourselves and looking after our general well-being.
If you’ve read this post, you’ll know that this year I am becoming a little more selfish in my manners. Don’t worry, I’m not going to turn into a raging bitch, but in a not so rude way, I’m ridding of negativity and just starting to put myself first.
And that comes down to my general well being too – like self care!
Self care, if you’re not completely sure what it entails, is what you make it, but focus’s on caring for yourself. Everyone has different ideas of what self-care is for them, and there is no right or wrong way to do it.
But we are all similar in what we need to make us happy, relaxed and ultimately content, so I thought I’d share some of the things I will be embracing and encouraging myself to do over the next 12 months.
Doing more of what I love
It was only last week that I went to the first concert of the year (although I don’t tend to go to many anyway ) and I mentioned that I had always wanted to see The Wombats live. It was then that I researched and found tickets for a gig of theirs in a couple of weeks. And I booked them!
I do want to start doing more things, overall, that make me happy and enjoy. Things like concerts, days out, travelling and exploring cities. I am already making more steps to do these kind of things and I’m really excited to see what else I will enjoy over the year.
Tip: Consider what you really love doing, whether it be walks, trips to the cinema, exercise or reading. Whatever it may be, try and do more of it this year. Whether you schedule it into your days, weeks or months, try and focus on doing more of it.
I LOVE YOGA – And have done for some time, and yet last year I just didn’t engage with it as much as I had hoped. I am currently on the look out for a good yoga mat and intend to do Yoga once a week from the comfort of my own home.
I hope that I will stick to it this year, as I can’t find the time around blogging and work, to get to a yoga studio during the week.
Tip: Yoga is super easy (kinda) and can be really relaxing. It can help you sleep better and tone your body overall. If you are keen to keep active and moving, Yoga might be just for you. Especially if, like me, you don’t like to do anything that gets you real out of breath. If yoga’s not for you, consider some activities at home, that you can practice when you have the time.
I’m going to sound like a right old women, but sometimes I just don’t socialise as much as I could. Socialising, chatting, mingling with friends. These are things that can distract me from the pressures of life and something I want to do more of this year.
Tip : If you are wanting to spend more time with your pals and you just don’t seem to have time, why not pencil in a regular meet up. Whether it be for coffee or even a Netflix binge, pencil it in and make it a regular occasion.
Enjoy being alone
Whilst I am married, and live with my husband, there are times I am left alone. I really want to start enjoying those moments, mainly because I manage to watch the TV that ali despises ( like masterchef & the walking dead ). I’m not tryna boot him out the door or anything, just should be having a little me time occasionally, you know!
I really want to start giving myself love, from the inside and out. This year I am being more conscious of what I am eating, doing, using and ultimately my mental health. We are susceptible to anxiety and other issues, so it’s really important to take care of ourselves before these issues take hold.
Will you be practicing self care this year? Do you have any tips for those wanting to embrace it more? As always, share your thoughts in the comment section below.