Welcome to self-care service hotline🙌🏾
In today’s world, finding time for yourself can be difficult. Especially if you work full/part-time or have children, you can’t always fit in me-time. Spending time with yourself is important. It allows you to restore balance in life, make your body feel nice and to keep your mind quiet. Remember this internal dialogue “Once you enter *insert your name here* ‘s world, everything else goes away ☁️”.
ine. For example, if you always go somewhere to do something, try doing it for yourself at home. You will feel good for being able to provide for your own needs, without needing to rely on someone else to fulfill it for you🥘💅🏾
Don’t be afraid to try out new things. You’ve been using the same product for a while, one day change it. This will add excitement into your day, as you anticipate the feeling this new change will bring. Spontaneous behaviour can get those endorphins buzzing 😂👩🏾🎨😍
Walks/Strolls. Stepping outside for even a brief moment allows you to feel and breathe in ‘fresh air’. You may come across stuff you weren’t aware of on your journeys. It’s a mild form of exercise too. You’re still working the full body. It helps you remain present. Furthermore, you can invest in home gym equipment, so you can be comfortable💪🏾👣
Massage – take time to get to know how your body feels; run your palms against your thighs/arms or your favourite body part. You’ll gain a connection to your body sensations. Note: if it feels awkward, you can go to a professional.💆🏾
Silence – reconnect back to yourself by just sitting and laying in silence. Focus inwards as you can hear what’s going on around you. Write down your thoughts, let it go on and explore what you’ve written. The emotions to your thoughts will become reality as you can see it in front of you. Don’t be discouraged if it’s painful *in and out breathing motion*. You may also have happy ones too.🖊📝
Soft materials – Blanket, comfy clothes, bedroom accessories.. anything soft you want. It makes you feel cosy and wrapped up in warmth. Take time to indulge in the moment. You’ll find yourself feeling like a baby again. Except you’re grown now, so you understand that you’re taking care of the child self within you. 🐻🙈
YES/NO – Learn how to use these terms appropriately. You can’t do everything and you are not expected to it either. Don’t be afraid to say no, if you do not want to do something. You are not obliged by anyone, but that doesn’t mean you can’t give if and when you want to. There are limits, reinforce them. Remember you are in control and have rights. You may feel guilty at first, but that’s just an adjustment. Keep on exercising it until you’re comfortable❌⭕️.
Healthy/Unhealthy patterns – Identify what is and isn’t working for you, thought wise, in life or in general. See if you can tackle them in a healthy way to overcome them. For example, if you rely on something which is unhealthy, replace it with something that gives you positive benefits. In my last blog post, I gave a couple of tips ( check it out) 🔅❕
Animals– spending time or looking at animals can take your mind of things; for those moments you spend observing or playing with them. There’s something soothing about it.
Last but not least, maintenance – once you have established what works for you, make a conscious effort to continue doing it. Don’t worry about slacking sometimes, as long you remember to pick it up again, that’s all that matters. It’s the thought that provokes action.🗣🏃🏾♀️🏃🏾♀️
TWO Bonus points: Music – listen to it through headphones, in your car, in your bedroom and get lost in the music. Put on your favourite tracks and dance 💃🏾. It will release good feels, so you’ll get pumped up or easily relaxed by your choice of genre. 🔊🎶
- COOKING – making a nice meal for yourself can relieve you of distractions. Explore with the ingredients in your kitchen. You don’t need to go all out, just mix and match and see what you come up with. The fun is in the preparation, you’ll be satisfied when you eat it, knowing you made this, without no recipe or assistance #GIRLPOWER
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