Self care is something that many of us take for granted and right now there is no better time to make it a priority. We have all been through so much this year, who would have ever believed we would be in total lockdown, with parents homeschooling their children, shops, bars and all non essential shops being closed… It still often doesn’t feel real does it?
Juggling the challenges that this year has bought to us all has taken its toll. It’s so easy to forget, whilst we are running around at 100mph what self care is, let alone finding ten minutes to actually take some!
Before I begin, I hold my hands up, in the past, my self care routine hasn’t been great. However, this is something that I continually try and get better at. I can often feel guilty about taking time out, however to avoid overwhelm and to maintain our mental health, it really is vital.
So, my question to you is, and I want you to be really honest with yourself; When was the last time, you did something just for you? Not for your partner, your children or your friend, but just for you!
We often think that self care needs to cost us money, but it really doesn’t. It doesn’t always have to be a spa day or a weekend away. Sometimes it can just be going for a walk and getting back in touch with nature, taking 10 minutes to read or having a bath with your favourite candle and glass of Prosecco.
So what will you commit to this month, how can you give yourself the gift of some self care? I’d love you to share with me one thing you’ll do this month in a comment below.
Until next time, go and show yourself some love!