Everyone gets those days, weeks or months where they don’t feel their best. They don’t feel as great as they should and to get to that positive place again, some work needs to be put in. Your mental state is pretty damn precious and it is so important to care for yourself every single day.
When things get really tough, self care seems to double in importance. It doesn’t mean that at your lowest point you should doll yourself up, invest in spa days for months to come and pamper yourself in to another dimension but just remember the little things day to day to keep you at your best.
The things in this post won’t universally apply to everyone as we all enjoy different things and we all need different things when we are investing some time in to self care. If there are any tips you have, please feel free to leave them down below.
I would recommend drinking lots of water, as hard as that may be for many! I suck at drinking water but just gluing a bottle to myself wherever I go, I find myself unconsciously drinking from it.
Print out some of your favourite quotes, I have some on my Monday Motivation post that might help, and put them in a photo frame, stick them to your mirror or wall – basically have them out on display to constantly remind you. Remember, Beyonce wasn’t built in a day!
Ring or FaceTime a friend. I often cut myself off when I am in a low and if someone doesn’t give me 180% effort, I won’t reciprocate and I will be a totally crappy friend. It is a total weakness of mine so I am slowly learning to just pick up the phone and call people. It makes me nervous at first but the difference an (inevitable) 2 hour conversation makes is unfathomable. Jess is one of my best friends and it isn’t unheard of for us to have 4 hour long talks that just completely remove me from any hell I am currently experiencing.
Invest in some nice PJs that make you feel super snazzy. I have some really nice silky ones from Boohoo but I totally believe that nice pyjamas make all the difference. It doesn’t matter if it is for a duvet day or just going to bed – in any situation, it is obvious that looking nice and feeling nice on the outside, helps the inside.
Finally, I would suggest doing things that get you up and moving but distract you from how you’re feeling. This could be tidying your room, going through all your clothes, taking blog photos. Get creative. I have a scrapbook that I regularly update for my boyfriend and I which I generally work on when I feel low and it really helps to see a tangible achievement at the end.
Remember that you are loved and it is vital that in life, whether it is a low point or a high, you focus on the positive and take care of yourself.