Look after yourself! What does it even mean? If you’re struggling to find ideas for self-care then start here:
Try something new like gentle yoga. There are a range of yoga videos online. Choose something that will suit your fitness and strength level.
Listen to classical music and colour in – have you seen all the mandala and mindfulness colouring books for adults? They’re amazing! Pick one, switch on some classical music and let your mind wander and see where it goes. If it wanders too far bring it back to the movement of your hand on the paper and the colours before you.
Have a bath. You can use essential oils to restore a sense of calm and wellbeing or pour in the bubble bath, lie back and relax.
Read – pick something you wouldn’t normally choose, you may discover a new genre or author.
Walk – paying attention to everything around you using all your senses. Feel each step as you walk. Connect.
Start a gratitude journal – each day write down three things that you are grateful for in your life, they’ll soon add up.
Treat yourself to a new nail varnish and give yourself a manicure.
Curl up on the sofa with a cuppa and a comedy. Laughter is the best medicine.
Have lunch out with an old friend.
Be you – it’s a strain trying to be someone else!
What are your favourite self-care ideas? I’d love to hear them…