5 self-care tips for when YOU need to feel better
As sisters, friends, mums and daughters, we’re all used to cheering up the people around us. But what happens when YOU feel down?
It’s just as important to look after yourself as others. That’s why we’re going to look at some self-care tips and activities to give you that boost you deserve.
It’s all about recognising your needs as much as anyone else’s. So, read on for our five easy self-care tips to put the spring back in your step.
Create a home spa
Our self-love and self-care tips start with taking time to pamper yourself.
Even if you’re on a budget, you can still enjoy a luxurious spa atmosphere at home. Run a warm bath with your favourite bubbles, pour yourself a glass of wine and slick on that face mask!
Set aside an hour at the end of a stressful day to unwind and really luxuriate in a sensual bathtime experience for some seriously good vibes!
Dance, dance, dance!
Even if you’re not a fan of exercise, dancing to your favourite tunes is something everyone can enjoy!
Choose some uplifting music and just get moving to the beat. You’ll find the combination of the music, the physical activity and a raised heartbeat intoxicating!
Grab a colleague and dance ’round the office or just boogie ’round the kitchen at home. This is one self-care tip that can be done just about anywhere!
Give something small but heartfelt
Making a small but heartfelt gesture to someone you love can work wonders for your emotional wellbeing. It’s well-known that doing something for others inspires positive feelings not just for the receiver but for the giver too!
It could be sending your BFF a throwback photo of when you had a good time together, surprising someone with a phone call or just sending a small gift in the post to make their day.
Customised gift boxes are the ideal way to do this. Just pick out a pretty design, fill it with a few treats, write a message and send it on its way… what could be simpler? Now sit back and enjoy the warm glow!
When life is overwhelming, sometimes we need to give ourselves permission to be still.
Find a quiet place where you can sit uninterrupted for 10 minutes, whether that’s outside in nature or your favourite spot at home.
Just sit for those minutes and let your thoughts come and go. You’ll find that taking a break from the constant demands of everyday life will give you renewed zest to carry on.
Try aromatherapy to suit your mood
Invest in a small aromatherapy kit with a diffuser and some essential oils.
You’ll find that some oils like lavender and chamomile are naturally relaxing, while others, such as grapefruit or bergamot, are uplifting.
Choose an oil for your current vibe and breathe in the scent deeply. It’s a quick and easy mood booster that works every time!
Take a few minutes to be kind
It only takes a few minutes to be kind to yourself and try one of our mood-enhancing activities.
In fact, you’ll not only be bringing a smile to your loved one’s face but benefitting from all those feelings of love and gratitude too! It’s the easy way to say I care about you AND me!