How do you plan to treat yourself to much-needed “me time” this year? It might be part of your resolutions, like myself, or perhaps you’re just realising now how important it is to relax and unwind. It’s not too late to stop and recharge, set yourself some goals or even five minutes a day to sit in silence by yourself. It can do wonders for our mental and physical health.
Slowing down and appreciating the everyday beauty around you could be as simple or as cliche as stopping to smell the roses as you walk past a lovely bunch. Some other ideas are to practice taking a deep breath before responding to something/someone who is frustrating you, journalling for just 10 minutes each morning or night, or writing ‘I love you’ on your mirror so you see it every day. Last year, our blog post about 5 Ways to Nurture Your Mental Health was featured on Move Nourish Believe, Sista Code and The Glow. Check out those tips here for some ideas!
With the hectic festive season behind us, I took some time out one afternoon/evening when I found myself the only one at home except for our gorgeous little Westie, Tommy. So I did a bit of ‘home maintenance” on myself. I made a face mask I was taught by June Daly Watkins (those of my vintage might remember, she was the queen of deportment!) back in Year 10.
Here are the ingredients:
Whipped Egg Whites
Avocado for mature skin - it works a treat!
I also made a simple hair mask with coconut oil, wrapped my head in a warm towel while I made a sea salt, and coffee body scrub. Followed by a read and a girly flick, this was the most perfect evening to spend alone and it was completely unplanned. Once I realised I had the house to myself, I took the opportunity as it’s so rare. I could’ve sat down at my desk and responded to emails but as part of my New Year’s Resolutions, I thought I’d treat myself instead.
I love my family and friends but this was a great recharge and something I love to do if I have a few hours to myself. Of course, there was a small voice in my head letting me know there’s housework, washing, ironing, gardening, etc; however, I have learnt now that all this can wait. Because, as I’m sure you agree, all those things are ever-present, and will still be there when I’m finished my pamper, or the next day!
How do you plan to take care of yourself this year?
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