A glimpse into my world down here...
Happy Bank Holiday Monday everyone! I do realise that by the time that this is posted that the day will nearly be over but I wanted to pass on the good feelings anyway.
I hope that you have had an absolutely wonderful day, be that with friends, family or just hiding inside having a Netflix marathon. However you have spent today what I want you to remember is that this wonderful calm doesn't just have to be for days off.
Some of you will know that last year I was treated for depression, basically because I was putting so much pressure on myself and not giving myself enough time to stop and take time out for myself.
As part of my recovery I read a lot about the idea of self love, and the little things that you can do to promote it. I have learned a lot in the past 18 months and I want to share it with you lovely people.
So with this in mind I want to start another little series here on my blog and make Mondays all about self love and motivation. The idea being that I will share with you the books that I have found helpful, the changes I have made and just general feel good stuff.
I want to start the first in the series starting with something simple and that is the importance of having a little bit of you time (see I've gone full circle now).
Here are my little ideas that you can do at some point this week to have a little me time
- Read a book
- Go for a walk
- Just sit with a cup of tea
- Meditate - try an app there are some great ones
- Make something yummy to eat
- Rearrange your wardrobe
- Light a candle
- Do a face mask (look out for my post on the new Lush face masks)
- Craft something
- Make a new playlist
- Watch the world go by through your window
- Catch up on your favourite blog posts
- Eat a little chocolate
- Send a card to a friend
- Put some music on and dance
- Have a general declutter
- Cuddle someone you love - yes dogs and cats count
- Go to bed early
- Do a little bit of colouring in
- Binge watch your favourite show
- Ring an old friend
- Do a little yoga
- Have a digital detox
- Wear your favourite party dress
- Sing at the top of your voice
- Watch the sun going down
- Make your bed
- Build a fort
- Paint your nails
- Have a bath
I hope this is enough to get you started and I would love to hear if you do any of these for the first time, or if they are part of your everyday life in the comments below.