July is my birthday month and the fact that i’m going to be 24 has led to me thinking about my life and what i want to achieve (better late than never, i know). One of the goals i featured in my July Goals post is to practice self-care once a day. This being said i wasn’t very sure what constituted self-care so i’ve devised a list of 10 things you can do to practice self-care; some easier than others.
- Self development books/podcasts/blog posts/videos.
This is the most important tip, to me at least, because i feel like the best way to take time for myself and care for myself is to better myself where i can. I’ve been reading “You Are A Badass by Jen Sincero and listening to the Tony Robbins, Dave Ramsey and Gretchen Rubin podcasts as well. Collectively i’m learning to manage my money, improve my life overall and also to become happier.
- Spa night.
I’m talking the full works here: face mask, hair mask, candles, bath, wine, painting nails etc. Anything you can do that feels luxurious and that you know will benefit you, even if it’s just short term. It’s important to pamper yourself when you can and it can increase your confidence which is never a bad thing!
- Take a nap.
This one especially applies if you are constantly busy during the week trying to juggle a number of commitments and a demanding job. At the moment i feel like i could do with more sleep most of the time. 6-8 hours are advisable