You can’t fill up from an empty cup!

You wouldn’t expect your car to run without fuel, would you? So why do we feel that taking some time to re-energise is selfish? It’s why people go on holiday – we need to recharge the batteries. In between holidays we also need “mini breaks” and the best way to make the most of these moments is practising some self-care. Self-care doesn’t need to be elaborate either, you don’t need to spend a ton of money or even leave the house if you don’t want to. Self-care should always be achievable!

Here are 9 achievable self-care ideas for you to check out, hopefully, practice and feel benefit from.

 

9 Achievable Self Care Ideas

Bubble Bath

Having a salt soak or bubble bath in hot water with some meditation music playing and candles glowing is utter bliss for me. Ideal if you have the place to yourself and at night before bed – preps you for a good night sleep.

Practice Yoga

It doesn’t matter if you have never ever even tried yoga, you will always find a beginner’s class or YouTube video to work for you. Just making the step to try it is the achievement.

Check out Adriene on YouTube, she is amazing and I LOVE her videos. Here’s a great starting point!

Mindfulness

You may have already heard me talk about the Headspace app or reading books on mindfulness. As s strong believer in the practice, I highly recommend it especially if you are new to this practice. Initially, it can seem strange and that’s why I love the headspace app because it eases you into it without any feelings of inadequacy. Mindfulness is for EVERYONE!

Buy Cut Flowers

If you aren’t a fan of flowers or have allergies, then consider skipping this. But if like me you LOVE cut flowers, then spending a few pounds of some beautiful cut flowers will immediately lift your spirits and have them dotted around your home will continue to lift your mood.

Call A Friend

It’s not always easy to pick up the phone when you are feeling low. When in this frame of mind, you just want to shut the world out. That’s fine – I do it a lot but I also know I need a connection to the outside world. I am lucky to have such amazing family and friends who I know I can call anytime, any place, anywhere. Even if it’s a text, that’s enough. It’s a connection.

Play Music

Music is huge for me. I always play music, I used to DJ and music was my life. These days, I seem to limit myself because being a mum means the girls come first. But whenever I can I will play my tunes. In the car, on my phone/TV/laptop whilst I work. It’s important to enjoy the smaller things in life and music is a power tool – it can take you places, memories will be conjured up and emotions can run high. It’s all good no matter what it is.

Cry

Having never used to be a crier, since becoming a mum, that’s all I seem to do. CRY CRY CRY! Watching TV, films, listening to music, watching my girls; I cry a lot. I cry happy tears, I cry sad tears. Again – crying is good and our bodies were designed to do this as a release and it good for a sinus clear-out – so let the tears roll.

Get The Comfies On

It’s all very well looking good, but if you feel uncomfortable that’s not much fun. Dig some baggy trousers and oversized tops and let it all hang.

Watch Life Changing Films

I do love a good film especially one I feel like I’ve come away with a different perspective on life. I tend to have film nights over a weekend which is an ideal time to stop, relax and turn off from the outside world. There are so many films to choose from too but here are a few of my favourites.

Top Gun

Seven Pounds

Cake

The Colour Purple

Me Before You

Marley & Me

The Big Short

The Notebook

We Bought a Zoo

The Breakfast Club

Life of Pi

Bridge to Terabithia

Brokeback Mountain

Slumdog Millionaire

O Brother Where Art Thou

The Pursuit of Happyness

Her

The Green Mile

127 Hours

The Shawshank Redemption

Schindlers List

Pulp Fiction

Lobster

Inglorious Basterds

The Piano

300

Clash of the Titans

Lost Boys

True Romance

The Birds

Monster Ball

12 Years a Slave

Face Off

Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon

Jason and the Argonauts

Rain Man

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Babel

 

What is your ideal self-care thing to do? Feel free to share in the comments below.

 

Light & Love

Kat x

9 Achievable Self Care Ideas

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