Being in lockdown has allowed me to do a range of things I'd either forgotten about, didn't feel like I had time for and to spent some time with myself and my thoughts. And with everything that's been going on, if I didn't take care of my mental wellbeing, my mind would end up a mess. Naturally, having my mind being like that is not ideal, so I've been taking care of myself by doing all sorts to manage my wellbeing; and I've learnt quite a few things about what makes me feel good and sets me up to have a good day.
Thursday was my birthday!! Which means I ate cake, got pampered and did a bit of reflecting on what I want for the next year of my life. I guess it's a little like new years resolutions but without the guilt if you break them. Reflecting on what I want for myself in the next months is something I've never really done before, but the time just feels right.
t's the time of year where we're being bombarded with adverts to buy the latest slimming supplement, drink, diet and workout plan; and it sucks. For those of us learning to love our bodies for what they are (beautiful, in case you're not sure), being constantly told that we need to lose weight now that Christmas is over is just horrible. So for the past week and a bit I've been putting together a list of body positive and self-care Instagram's that you need to be following!
One of my new years resolutions for this year is to raise some money for charities that I have had a personal relationship with. And one of those charities is MIND. This is the year of me trying new things and pushing myself out of my comfort zone; and what better way to start than by doing something I've never done before! Cycling!
It's #SelfcareWeek ! And it's got me thinking, what do we actually think classes as selfcare? For me, I typically start thinking about face masks and bubble baths. And well yes that can be classed as selfcare; but as amazing as those things are, there are hundreds of other things you can do. And over the last few days, I've been doing a few of these myself.