One of the big hashtags or trends of postings on Instagram that happen on Sunday is #selfcaresunday. Those who post using this hashtag (including myself for my beauty review Instagram) usually share what they tend to do to help relax and take care of themselves. I, myself, know the importance of self care and want to share with you what works for me.
This is a pretty common stereotype relating to self care. I know it’s not all about face masks for self care (believe me). However, I think nothing feels better on a long day than doing a face mask. It gives you 10-20 minutes of “me-time”, while helping your skin improve. There are so many to choose from, just make sure it’s good for your skin type!
Reading A Book
I love sitting down and opening up a book to focus my mind on something else. I’ve been an avid reader since I was little, so I can go through books quickly. What can even help improve yourself is reading books to help better yourself or give you more knowledge. I recently read Sandi Toksvig’s Toksvig’s Almanac 2021: An Eclectic Meander Through The Historical Year. It highlights many amazing women who have been lost in the history books. I found myself stopping reading to find out more on facts listed in the book.
I’m a bit of a hypocrite on this one because I know I do not exercise as much as I should. However, I do take walks around our nearby park and neighbouring areas as much as I can (though with the current lockdown plus cold weather that has been less so). I enjoy being around nature, seeing dogs running around, and getting out of the house. Usually after going for long walks, I’ll end up having a nap. I always feel much better after getting a break to stretch my legs.
Listening to Music
According to my Spotify Wrapped for last year I listened to 13,465 minutes of music. That’s around nine days of non-stop music! If I didn’t have music in my life, I really do not know where I would be now. Whenever I’m feeling down, I always turn on some music that get’s me singing. This song always gets me in a better mood:
A Good Cry
Sometimes the best thing for me is just to cry it out. I will always feel a lot better after getting some emotions out. I usually follow it up with a nap or a cup of tea. We are all human. Sometimes it can be a form of self care just to let it out through tears.
I know it’s not much, but I hope these five things give you something to think about when you’re thinking of self care. Everyone has different needs and emotions. This, of course, is not an exhaustive list. Besides writing, the things listed are what work best for me.
Have a relaxing Sunday!