It’s been an extremely wearisome couple days and I’ve been exhausted since I had another panic attack last week for reasons that I won’t get into for personal reasons. I have never been so exhausted and continuously working is stressful enough; being drained emotionally doesn’t help either. I am the type of person that can definitely neglect self care and end up being so overwhelmed that I get to this point over and over again. Reasons why I am writing this post is because of this very reason since it is so incredibly important to care for yourself.
I am so quick to just get into a routine and work my ass off all the time and on top of that, trying to keep a somewhat social life can be all too exhausting. I’ve noticed a few reoccurring things that I do to pamper and or calm myself down when I am emotionally and mentally drained.
I think that some of us lose sight of what is really important : which is OURSELVES. Most women I know take care of everyone else before they take care of themselves. You are important, and deserve “me-time” for yourself.
Self care is so important and I’m going to give some tips on what I do to calm myself down and or to pamper myself when I’m stressed. I want to reiterate how important self-love is and how easy it is to take a couple of hours to yourself. Keep on reading my loves, and get ready for some of my favorite ways to relax!
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Me- time is so crucial and when I don’t do things for myself, it results in a breakdown more often or not. I have a tendency to bottle things up and act like I’m okay (which I don’t recommend, obviously) as I’ve gotten older I have learned that it’s okay to cry and it’s okay to be selfish.
- My number one thing that I do to take care of myself is to take a really hot shower and sort of sit there, now if you’re a bath kinda person that works too. I honestly recommend having a good cry, more often then not this tip helps me the most! Sometimes I’ll even put my lavender bubble bath so it smells calming and helps so much.
- Write it out! It helps so much to genuinely write your thoughts and feelings down and at least for me it definitely helps when I really need to vent without overwhelming Marc because sometimes I don’t really understand why I’m sad or upset but it definitely helps even if it’s all over the place.
- Do things that you genuinely enjoy to focus on yourself, for me writing on my blog and editing photos is something I really love to do when I want to focus on me. My blog is my baby, I swear.
- Drink Chamomile tea and snuggle yourself in bed. This is by far my favorite thing I can possibly do especially after a hot shower or bath.
Me time can be anything from listening to music and drowning out the world, to taking a bubble bath and or having a good cry honestly. Everyone is completely different and has different needs to satisfy “me-time” but regardless of what you decide to do, what matters most is that you focus on yourself and drown out the world and all other stresses. Do what makes you calm and comfortable because at the end of the day it is so incredibly important to love yourself and take care of your mental health as well.
Self-love is such an awesome thing and I wish more women were in tune with themselves because I do know so many women that put others first and put themselves on the back burner. The littlest things can make your day so much better, so go and DO them ladies! <3
I hope that you lovely have enjoyed reading this blog post and obviously take my advice with a grain of salt. I just want to reiterate that taking time for yourself is needed and honestly even the strongest women deserve time to themselves!
Hope you guys have had an amazing Monday, and I would love to know what are some things that you do to calm yourself down after a long day! Leave your advice down below on your thoughts of self-love and why Me time is important!
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