Wednesday, 6 November 2019

The Importance of Self Care



Jumper Dress ASOS | Boots Doc Martin | Clip Zara 

As I'm writing this blog post, it's a rainy Friday afternoon, I booked a long weekend off from work, I've got an ice coffee in my hand and I'm spending the day laying in bed. Switching between watching Youtube videos and writing blog posts. I've only left the house to go and pick up a dominos (which I then crawled back into bed with once I got home) and this evening I'm off out to my favourite boxing class. And omg so far this day has been amazing...I've not realised just how much I had needed it.

I'm an on the go person who is a big planner, I fill my dairy with lots of plans and I'm always out and about somewhere. But I also really enjoy spending time on my own, if I have too many evenings in the week booked with people I get stressed out about not having enough time on my own. I'm a very sociable person but I crave my own company and space, because of this I really enjoy going out and about on my own. If I have a day at the weekend when I'm not seeing anyone I will happily take myself to London for the day, have a wonder around the markets, stop off in one of my favourite coffee shops and just explore.

Because I am someone who is always on the go even when I'm by myself I've been burning out easily recently. And I've forgot that sometimes stepping back and having a  quiet day/evening for some self care is so important. It has been so nice to simply just get up to no alarm today, lay in bed and get back into blogging (which is something I really enjoy and missed a lot recently.) I've realised now in order to be the best version of myself I need to stop and re-charge my batteries from time to time. The only time I ever stay in all day and simply 'chill' and just wear my pj's and no make up is when I'm hungover..which is never really enjoyable because I normally don't feel great. But after today I'm going to start setting aside evenings/days for this in my calendar because it's been so bloody lovely! 

Below are 5 things I've done today to enjoy a bit of self care time. 

1. I find it so hard to switch off and relax and I think a big part of that is because I'm on my phone too much. Today I've actually had my phone in a different room and hardly been on it. 

2. Put on fresh new pj's when I woke up this morning and had a shower to start my day and make me feel a bit more awake. (But avoided putting my make up on and doing my hair because what's the point when I'm planning to stay in and just go to a fitness class) 

3. Binge watch some of my favourite Youtubers, I love Youtube but only seem to watch videos when I'm getting ready in the morning. I never lay in bed and watch video after video which has been lovely.

4. Lush bath and face mask! Literally one of my favourite things to do when the weather gets colder. 

5. Planning some creative DIY projects...watch this space. 

Hope you enjoyed this post!
Love
Nicole
xx


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