how to implement self care elements into your daily routine
As the days have become shorter and so much darker, its easy to feel a bit ‘meh’ and not wanting to do anything productive and useful for yourself. It’s very easy to get into that slump with this cold and dreadful weather we have. However, knowing how to implement little bits of self care elements into your daily routines will help get you out of that slump and get you going for your day!
Try and incorporate reading wherever you can. Reading is definitely something I love doing and I find myself reading more and more lately. There’s definitely different types of readers out there, ones who dip in and out of a book few times a day here and there or the ones who read 100 pages in one sitting! Wherever you are between those, finding the time to read daily can definitely help you disconnect with the world around you and instead connect with the plot and characters of the book you are reading. Goodreads is a great way to keep track of what you are reading and you can make numerous bookshelves on it too!
Pamper yourself. Taking that little bit of time out of your day to focus on yourself, your skin, your body will help you connect with yourself on a deeper level. Whether you stick to a skincare routine morning and/or night, do a face mask twice a week, fake tan, take a long relaxing bath, try and incorporate one of these into your routine. Implementing one of these into your night-time routine will help you feel grounded after a long day.
Daily walks. An obvious one here, but one that you probably do daily anyway to get to work/uni/catch the bus etc. However, other than those doing a 15/20 minute walk everyday will help you keep active and moving as well as getting away from your desk/workspace. Listening to a podcast while walking is also a great way to keep your mind focused and grounded.
Let your thoughts out. Journalling is a great way of keeping track of your thoughts and writing out everything you think of! I love writing myself, whether it be blog posts, ideas, random bits here and there and it helps me look back on them and remember where I was at the time and what I was feeling/thinking! Some people don’t like writing with pen and paper, so using your phone and typing out is also a way to journal, but it always feels different to feel the pen on paper!
Hope you enjoyed reading this blog post and are able to take some things away from it, comment down below how you use self care elements daily?