17 Feb 2019

How I Like To Practice Self Care



We all seem to be rather busy nowadays, myself included! I don't know what it is but I find myself to be engrossed in a cycle of work, life, family and home that it is actually quite difficult to get some 'me time' in the schedule.

I think self care is important for everyone as you get to spend some time looking after yourself, making yourself happy and just doing a little something for you. It gives your mind, body and soul a break from 'everyday' life so you can spend a bit of time focussing on the most important thing, you!

Now, self care doesn't have to be a super long detailed routine.. it can be 5 minutes of your day or an evening in the week - it's just whatever works for you and your lifestyle.

I'd like to think I give myself regular self care sessions, perhaps not as much as I'd like to but enough to get me through a busy month. I thought it would be nice to share how I like practice self care so you can get some ideas, product recommendations or just simply be inspired by!



PRE-WORK

Weekday mornings are usually spent alone as my husband has already left for work so sometimes I like to take some time out in the morning, before I head to work, to relax a little. I usually sit with my breakfast on the dining table for about half an hour or so and either meal plan, blog, write my thoughts down.

Sometimes I spend some time apart from my phone and have a digital-free breakfast, which can be nice. There's something about sitting there with my mug of tea and bagel and just not doing anything else apart from eating and thinking. It's a great way to start the day as I spend the next 8+ hours staring at a screen!




PAMPER EVENING

My favourite way to unwind, relax and spend my 'me time' is to have a pamper evening. Usually once every fortnight, I take an evening to myself and treat myself...

Obviously I had to include skincare somewhere in this post, so here it is! I really popping on a face mask and then following up with a luxurious skincare routine as an extra treat. Some of my current favourite products are the Sephora Face and Under Eye Masks, the Odacite Hydration Serum Concentrate and Ren Evercalming Face Mask.

I'm not going to lie, most times I opt to watch a few episodes of Gilmore Girls (I've almost finished it!) but when I'm not feeling telly or a movie, I like to sit down with a book. Two of my recent purchases include An Edited Life by Anna Newton (a.k.a. The Anna Edit), which has made me to purge a lot of my products, and The Beauty of Eczema by Camille Knowles - so far it is very interesting. I'll be sure to pop up reviews when I've finished the books.

I'm trying to get into fitness / health a bit more so I occasionally like to do a yoga session. They can actually be so relaxing and leaves you feeling so calm! I highly recommend trying a yoga class if you haven't already.



How do you like to practice self care?
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  1. Loving your pictures. My self care its mostly to grab a book and read. Oh and a little skincare in the mix too :)

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    1. Always nice to have a routine even if it is simple :)

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  2. I love pre-work self care! I always like to wake up a bit earlier than I need to just so I have time to ponder in the mornings.

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