Peta Ramia’s blog has inspired me, I met her on Instagram, and I absolutely love her blog, pictures, and videos. There are so many things that inspire me so much; one of them is self-care.
It’s so important to take care of ourselves, and it can renew us, give us fresh energy and motivation. If we don’t, we’ll likely ignore the stress of everyday life. If you’re very busy during the week, Sunday is probably the best time to take a few hours to do things you love, and things that relax you.
1. Brew your favorite Tea
If you love tea, that is, or you can brew some hot chocolate or even coffee. I recommend something you can sip on something delicious and dreamy, like a brilliant blend of fruit tisane or sweet and aromatic hot chocolate, or even tea that help you destress, such as ginger and lemongrass.
2. Listen to your favorite music
If you love music, play it out loud. Whether it’s songs from your childhood, or ones you love on the radio, or even soundtracks from your favorite show, enjoy the beautiful music!
3. Do something creative
I find that creative things are a brilliant outlet for me. I love taking photos or videos and telling stories about it. You may enjoy writing or even building.
Perhaps you love meditating or working with crystals.
4. Take a warm bubble bath with salts and bath bombs
When’s the last time you took a bath? Baths can be so very relaxing. Be sure to use your favorite bath salts and bath bombs, to make the experience very unforgettable. My favorites are Lush bath bombs and those beautiful bath salts I see in stores.
You may even want to light your favorite candle! My favorite is the Tahaa candle from Glasshouse Candles. It has the most delicious, rich caramel smell.
During your bath, you can also put on your favorite face mask! I love the Body Shop Himalayan charcoal mask.
5. Watch your favorite TV Shows
I personally LOVE watching shows that feel nostalgic to me, such as the old series I saw as a kid. It brings the greatest joy, and I love having it on while I do things on the laptop. If you have a show that you love repeating, do it!
6. Go Shopping and buy something for yourself
Shopping therapy is a thing! Go to your favorite shop and spoil yourself with something that you have been looking to buy, it may be jewelry, book, DVD, makeup, or anything else.
7. Go eat at a restaurant with booth
Oh, this is like one of life’s most excellent experiences, sitting in a restaurant with booths, by yourself or with someone you love hanging out with, and order your favorite food and relax. You can read on the phone, read a book, or even do something fun on your laptop. That’s an experience that can lift anyone’s mood!
8. Go for a walk under the sun and think about things
This is one activity I love doing, just going for a walk and think about things. Sometimes, when you don’t have the technology to keep you busy, you can come up with some ideas that you usually wouldn’t think of, or goals. Use this time to think about things that make you excited about life.
9. Ride the train if you can!
Train rides are life’s greatest joy to me, especially riding the Queensland Rail trains through SE Queensland, it’s seriously a blessing. The sound of the train is one of the most relaxing things in the world, just seeing the trees and houses fly past; it is one of my happiest moments.
10. Connect with someone
Whether it’s a friend, family member or your partner, try and spend some time with them to talk, without any interruptions. You can do this over a meal, and talk about things that make you worried or makes you happy. It feels perfect connecting with people, remember how fun when you had sleepovers when you were at school? Bring those feelings back!
I understand that life gets so very hectic, especially if you are a mum, you may struggle with finding enough time to take a shower, but even if you can try doing one of the things listed above that makes you feel relaxed, you’re doing a beautiful something for yourself.
Just remember that you deserve the best of care!