Self-care tips have been widely discussed within the past few years, and they’re not exclusively for people who struggle with mental health conditions. They can also be little things that you do just to make sure that you look after yourself in your busy, and often stressful routine. So give yourself a healthy little pick-me-up when you really need it, by following some of our tried and tested self-care ideas (and don’t worry; they won’t include yoga, we promise…).
Always keep your skincare regime in check, even on lazy Sundays…
Ok, so you probably have a skincare regime in place by now, especially if you’ve come to understand your skin and what works to keep you blemish free. And that’s great, but do you always keep it up on the weekend? Even if you have a huge Saturday blow-out and decide that your bed is your only destiny on Sunday, make sure that you clean your skin properly, especially if you didn’t have the time to think about it the night before. You can get skincare pick-me-ups like YesStyle face toner online, so make sure you’re all stocked up for whatever you have planned this weekend.
Make your bed
This one is probably a bit cliche, we get it. But if you take a little time out in the morning to make your bed before you go out for the day, it will have larger consequences. It will start you off on a productive footing, and pave the way for more productiveness throughout the day. And who doesn’t want to go to bed at night feeling like they’ve achieved a lot? Well, making your bed is step number one on the journey of organisation and productiveness, as noted by Admiral William H. McRaven: ‘if you can’t do the little things right, you will never do the big things right’. Well, your parents had a point.
Spend some time gardening
Ok, so you may think that nothing good can come out of gardening, especially if you’re one of those people who always (accidentally) bring on the demise of their plants. But gardening helps you to feel a sense of responsibility and brings out your nurturing streak, and it’s a great way to stay in touch with nature, especially if you don’t really have time to go for long walks every day. And not only will all of this impact you, but gardening is proven to release those happy chemicals that will give you a boost and bring a sense of fulfilment. Is there anything bad about it…?
So, there we have it, three little tips to keep your self-care in order, even if you don’t have time to sign up to a yoga class (or the patience to meditate). If you can fit a few of these things around your busy schedule, you’ll be thanking yourself as you enjoy that little period of relaxation and productiveness, and maybe even the pride you’ll get from that plant that you manage to maintain for a while.