I thought I’d bump up this post as it is a Sunday – probably the best selfcare day of the week, if you don’t have the time or energy to do everything, every day.
It’s so easy to let small habits slide when we are busy, tired and/or ill but it’s those small things that, when added together make such a big difference to our emotional and physical wellbeing.
Here’s my handy list of things that I do, some of which are fun, some are simple but make such a big difference and some are selfless but not really because, let’s be honest, it feels nice to be nice. ^_^
Drink water, probably should drink a bit more
Coffee or Protein Smoothie (which still contains coffee)
Eat x3 (preferably not all at once toward the evening!)
Fix hair (combing the beast totally counts)
Wear at least one thing I really like such as earrings, pointy boots, mascara or a sparkly pin.
Record one thing which made me happy/grateful that day, either on Instagram or happiness journal.
Take at least 30 minutes to myself with no interruptions if needed.
Drink some coconut water or aloe vera for the easily absorbed electrolytes.
Get off my ass and volunteer to make a brew/take empty plates into kitchen etc. x3
Gentle stretching/balance/co-ordination (whisper it) exercises
Treat myself to any food I like
Have an evening totally to myself
Read part of novel (C,mon you have seven days to choose from, seven!)
Watch trashy TV shows that make me smile or laugh
Herd caterpillar (pluck eyebrow/s)
Pet or feed a cute animal (caterpillar does not count)
Some kind of grocery shopping OUTSIDE (yes, that place where there is sunlight and air)
Facemask/facepack/natural skin peel
Do a good deed
Blog/comment on other blogs
Do a load of washing
Hug or at least phone my Dad
Exercise on cross trainer
(important to get the latter two in the right order)
Go out for a fancy meal
Have a completely needless but totally indulgent bubble bath
Check bank statements (for possible beer induced purchases)
Trim hair-canopy back to recognisable fringe/bangs
Monthly round-up on my blog/Instagram
Drop that item off at the charity shop/food bank in supermarket
Watch a film I love
Have fresh flowers in the living room