Everyone has days where they feel down or a little under the weather, I know I certainly have these. I find that the best thing to do is to just take it slow and unwind. So here are ten pick me ups:
- Read a book you’ve been wanting to read
- Put on a face mask
- Turn up the music and have a dance party
- Go out for coffee with a friend
- Cry it all out…or watch a sad movie and cry it all out
- Watch your favourite movie
- Take a nap
- Get creative and make some art or start a new DIY project
- Have a worship session
- Write in your journal
Don’t forget to take care of yourself. You are important and it’s OK to say no to going out and spend some time with yourself because you matter.
“Rest and self-care are so important. When you take time to replenish your spirit, it allows you to serve others from the overflow. You cannot serve from an empty vessel.” -Eleanor Browan
So for the rest of the week I challenge you to take care of yourself and rest when need be. To allow yourself to have a bad day or be a mess. And then I challenge you to do a pick me up, it doesn’t have to be something from this list but do it and allow yourself to feel great about it because you are worth it!
With everything that needs to get done it is so easy to neglect self care. I’ve been learning to have as much self care as possible.
Here are a few ways to practise self care:
Take a break- Close the curtains, grab a cup of tea, hop into bed and just rest. Whether rest means watching a movie or going to sleep (after finishing the tea 😉 ) it is completely up to you.
Switch off – Put away your phone, turn off the television and any other devices and just spend some quality time with yourself. This is also a great time to just read your Bible and/ or meditate.
Enjoy nature- It is so easy to forget how beautiful and diverse nature truly is. My favourite things to do are to talk a walk, go stargazing or watch a sunset.
Count your blessings- We all have so many things to be grateful for, unfortunately we often forget all these blessings. Make a list of all the things that you are grateful for or keep a gratitude journal. This will help you to count your blessings.
Do something you enjoy- Work on that hobby that you really enjoy but never have time for or maybe even try something new.
Treat yourself- Indulge in a slab of chocolate, bake yourself some brownies, take a bubble bath or watch a movie. Treat yourself to something that you normally wouldn’t have.
How do you practise self care?
Don’t forget that you are fearfully and wonderfully made!