10 Easy Ways To Practice Self Care This Weekend

Self care has become a bit of a buzz word lately but that doesn’t mean that it’s not important. Research has proven that by making sure that you practice an act of self care at least once a day, you’ll find your stress levels will be lowered, your productivity will increase and you’ll feel happier and healthier. 

Why we fail at self care?

The act of self care should be easy right? Well, the fact is, that most of us are so busy with our work, families, friends and everything us that me time is usually last thing on the agenda.  Even worse, we can sometimes feel guilty for carving out some time just for us, even if we need it. 

So instead of thinking you don’t have time for self-care, try one of our easy ways to practice self care this weekend…

  1. Treat yourself to some fresh flowers. Fresh flowers can transform a room or even your desk, why wait for someone to buy you a bouquet.
  2. Treat yourself to a glass of wine, a bar of chocolate and your favourite film/tv program.
  3. Run a bath, light some candles, add a few drops of essential oils and lie back and relax.
  4. Treat yourself to a face mask, hair mask and just lie down for 15 minutes and close your eyes and relax.
  5. Cancel any plans that you don’t want to go ahead with. Don’t feel bad about cancelling, sometimes your needs need to come before others.
  6. Take the dog for a walk. Don’t have a dog? Then check out our blog post on forest bathing for a truly immersive experience.
  7. Take a social media break. You will be surprised how much time is taken up by endless scrolling and you won’t miss out on much.
  8. Eat something comforting but healthy. There’s nothing better than a good bowl of homemade stew or soup. So whip yourself up a nourishing dish.
  9. Listen to music that makes you happy. Whatever the genre, if it makes you smile and sing along, crank it up. There’s nothing better than a good dance and sing song to make you feel good.
  10. Have a nap! A good sleep can make all the difference. Whether you chose to treat yourself to an early night or you indulge in an afternoon nap, have a sleep. Use lavender essential oils on your pillow or on the inside of your wrists to help you relax and drift off in to the land of nod

Remember self-care isn’t just an indulgence, it’s a necessity. 

2019-03-29T19:54:46+00:00 March 29th, 2019|Lifestyle tips|Comments Off on 10 Easy Ways To Practice Self Care This Weekend