Life is about so much more than working all the time and it can be super hectic. I’m really focusing on improving my mental health at the moment and I’m always thinking up ways to practice self care. It’s important we take some time out every so often and to focus on really relaxing. For this blog post, I’ve put together some suggestions of how you can properly unwind after a busy day. Self care doesn’t have to be expensive, as I have proven with this list of ideas. Although, if you do have the money, booking a nice holiday or trip away is always a fabulous idea.
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Turn your phone/iPad/laptop off
Switching off all of your electronic devices can be such a good idea when needing to practice self care. Don’t let social media, emails and texts distract you from unwinding. There are also some brilliant self care apps available. By doing a bit of research, you can find the most suitable self care app for you and your needs.
Have a nice, warm shower or relaxing bubble bath
Coming home and having a wonderful, hot shower is a perfect way to unwind after a busy day. You also can’t beat a good bubble bath! I’m a huge LUSH fan and my go to self care method is a relaxing bubble bath, using my favourite Lush products.
Read, watch or listen
You could get cosy on the sofa with your favourite book, or watch one of your favourite shows. A personal favourite show of mine to watch is FRIENDS. One of my favourite self care methods is getting into some comfy PJs and curling up in bed, listening to one of my favourite podcasts or relaxing music.
Play online games
This might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but to unwind I enjoy playing online games on my laptop or on my phone/iPad during an evening. There are a variety of no deposit sites around the internet, you just need to do a bit of searching. Playing bingo online can be fairly relaxing, plus if you don’t gamble, there are plenty of alternative bingo games where you don’t play with real money.
Have an early night
I am guilty of promising myself I will get an early night, but somehow find something which distracts me and I end up staying awake for ages. Thus causing me to go to bed much later than planned. If you plan to have an early night, turn off your phone and any other distractions. I listen to a daily meditation podcast which is 5 minutes long each evening and light a candle, which really helps me to relax.
What are your favourite ways to practice self care? How do you unwind after a busy day? Let me know in the comments.