16 Self-care Tips To Try Today

Let’s talk about self-care. What do you do, for you? How do you look after yourself? I go to the gym, I eat fresh and healthy food, I make sure I get 8 hours sleep every night and I give myself 5 minutes every now and again.

It’s taken me a while to ensure I look after myself properly. Adulting has been a huge learning curve for me and my self-care. It’s an important thing for any busy schedule. Life gets tough, but so are you!

Two weeks ago, I felt run down, tired and just generally not myself. I knew it was because life had nashed off with me. I’d fallen into the ‘rushed’ life as I like to call it, rushing around here, there, and everywhere, trying to cram as much into my day as I possibly could. Sometimes there just isn’t enough hours in a day is there?

So, I had a good chat with my Mam and had some ME time. I spent a Primark voucher I got at Christmas, I ate my favourite sweets, I lay in bed all day, I watched Friends and I even had a bubble bath with a facemask. And, I felt amazing after it all. After regaining my sanity, I thought why not put together a post on how to do you and look after you? As I’m pretty sure I’m not the only gal who feels like this sometimes!

Midst all of the madness, I received the most amazing self-care package from Combogesic. Combogesic is an effective pain relief tablet that combines the power of paracetamol and ibuprofen to make something stronger than either one alone. So when standard analgesics aren’t enough, you can get fast-acting, powerful relief in one simple tablet. You can even reduce fever and inflammation at the same time too!

Inside I was spoilt with a Spa At Home candle, a Boots gift card, a Vitamasques Tea Tree face mask plus a lavender bath bomb! The perfect recipe for a self-care chill day. Thes goodies came in handy when I had that bubble bath, that’s for sure! The candle smells amazing and bath bomb was lovely on my skin. I felt totally refreshed.

It can be really hard to tune out of life so I thought I’d share my top tips that are really easy to add to your daily routine!

1. Take care of your skin.

2. Spend an hour watching a pointless reality TV, like Ex On The Beach (my guilty pleasure).

3. Lose yourself in a good book.

4. Go for brunch with your Mam, or your boyfriend, or your besties.

5. Get in the kitchen and cook up a storm!

6. Take a long, hot shower or bath. (I prefer baths, but showers make me feel energized!)

7. Stop over-thinking and stop worrying, you can change what’s already happened.

8. Stop comparing yourself to Gym Shark models.

9. Get to the gym.

10. Accept and appreciate what is.

11. Have a social media break.

12. Get outside, get some fresh air in your lugs.

13. Turn up the tunes, get your clubland CD out!

14. Declutter, raid your wardrobes and draws.

15. Get good sleep

16. Treat yourself, but don’t go into your overdraft.

Have you got any tips?

 

*This is a collaborative post.

22 Comments

  • Reply Prettiful Blog April 13, 2018 at 7:25 am

    These are such great tips. It is so important to take care of ourselves, we often put ourselves last, and only realise when it is too late!

    • Reply Alice April 13, 2018 at 8:15 am

      Thanks lovely!

  • Reply Lisa April 13, 2018 at 2:58 pm

    I’m all for self care at the moment and even wrote about it myself, but the clubland cd cracked me up. Haven’t listened to one of those in at least 10 years!

    Lisa x

    • Reply Alice April 16, 2018 at 1:28 pm

      You need to listen to it haha! x

  • Reply Gemma Louise April 13, 2018 at 5:54 pm

    I’m all for getting outside now it’s getting warmer! I’m trying to leave the house as much as I can as it makes me feel so good x

    • Reply Alice April 16, 2018 at 1:48 pm

      I totally agree! x

  • Reply Sarah April 14, 2018 at 10:05 am

    such great tips! self care is so important!

    • Reply Alice April 16, 2018 at 1:50 pm

      Thanks Sarah 🙂

  • Reply Sarah Chappell April 14, 2018 at 10:07 pm

    Lovely Post! And totally agree – I love cooking a nice dinner then watch my fave tv show or movie in the bath!!
    Sarah Xx

    • Reply Alice April 16, 2018 at 1:50 pm

      Thanks Sarah xx

  • Reply Katrina Frances April 15, 2018 at 1:17 pm

    These are incredible tips – I love the one ‘stop comparing yourself to Gymshark models’ – something I’m guilty of on a daily basis!
    I need to take some of these tips on board, I barely practice self-care and I really need to xx

    • Reply Alice April 16, 2018 at 1:50 pm

      I totally agree! xx

  • Reply caitylis April 16, 2018 at 7:42 am

    These are some great ideas Alice! We’re moving soon and will actually have a bath tub! I cannot tell you how excited I am after living in a house with no tub for 3 years. As soon as I possibly can I will be soaking in my new tub!
    Much love, Caitylis x x

    • Reply Alice April 16, 2018 at 1:51 pm

      Oh how exciting! xx

  • Reply Kelly-Anne April 16, 2018 at 9:45 pm

    I’m all for self care at the moment, we all should be too!

    • Reply Alice April 17, 2018 at 8:38 am

      Totally agree!

  • Reply Mel April 17, 2018 at 6:42 am

    Such a great post and reminder to us all.

    http://littlemissmelanie.com

    • Reply Alice April 17, 2018 at 8:38 am

      Thanks Mel!

  • Reply Rosie April 17, 2018 at 10:01 am

    Good sleep for me is so key to looking after myself!

    • Reply Alice April 17, 2018 at 10:18 am

      I totally agree!

  • Reply hannah boal April 24, 2018 at 6:36 am

    Self care is so important! Nothing I love more than when my little girl is spending the fay/night with family and I have a long bath, binge watch now tv and have a HOT coffee. So good for the soul.

    Hannah x
    http://www.fabfatmama.com

    • Reply Alice April 25, 2018 at 11:40 am

      I could not agree more! So true x

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