My Self-Care Tips For Tough Days

It’s mental health awareness week, and considering I do write about my own personal journey with mental health I couldn’t think of anything to write about, all I could keep thinking about was my emotions this past week. For some reason I’ve been feeling extremely anxious and very upset, I genuinely don’t know why however, I thought for mental health awareness week, I wanted document what I’ve done to lift myself up on days when my anxiety decides to say hello, and hoping that it can help somebody else.

The theme for mental health awareness week is kindness, although this post focuses mainly about being kind to yourself which I feel is very important, what is also important is the way we treat others. I wanted to quickly cover this based particularly around social media, Social media can have a negative impact on others due to people online which are often referred to as ‘trolls’ Its hard to ignore one comment out of thousands because the negatives stick around in your mind longer than the positives do and I think now is so crucial that we are all there for each other leave something nice to say on a fellow bloggers post. Spread kindness. Be Kind.

Blogging

This is an obvious one, but I love writing and my blog is my escape, when I’m having a bad day I look at all the blog post ideas I have written down and let my mind run free on that particular topic. It is a brilliant distraction from the bad feelings I experience and definitely perks me up. The feeling of finishing a blog post is great, tiny successes like that is the best pick me up.

Journalling

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Sometimes it can get so personal up in my head that it’s a bit too personal to share on the blog, or I am not ready myself to share it with the world so I write it down in a personal journal instead. This has the same effect as writing a blog post, it’s like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders. Getting what I feel off my chest and onto paper is a relief.

Family

If you are lucky enough to be spending lockdown with family or even a partner confide in them, support is one thing that I will always be grateful for, when I’m having a bad day and just need a chat I know my family will always be there for me. If you are not in lockdown with your family then a phone call will do the job, just getting it off your chest and talking to a loved one can really help your emotional well being.

Pamper

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Have a pamper day! Woken up tired? go back to bed for an extra hour, but make sure to set an alarm because staying in bed all day to some people can make your mental health worse, treat yourself to a face mask, do your make up, who cares if you’re only going out to the garden get all dressed up and fancy, do what you feel is going to make you feel better, having a pamper day is always a good choice, I can’t tell you how many times it has helped me out of a down day.

What are your tips for perking yourself up?

TTFN x

5 thoughts on “My Self-Care Tips For Tough Days”

  1. I think the one thing we all forget about the statement “Be Kind” is the be kind to ourselves.

    What I struggle with most in lockdown is motivation. For ages complained if only I had more free time, and now that we do. I don’t always have the motivation to do anything with it.

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  2. One thing that I absolutely love about this lockdown period is the family time. Not just for me for all the grandpa’s and grandma’s who couldn’t see their children all year round. Personally to keep myself calm and composed in this fast paced world meditation has helped me alot. It clears thoughts and helps to improve. Journalling as you mentioned is also a wonderful way to write down thoughts to achieve clarity and make proper decisions. Thanks for sharing this wonderful post Beth.

    Best wishes from The Strong Traveller and have a great day.

    Do have a look at my blog whenever you find the time. There are some travel and lifestyle content which you may find interesting. Your thoughts will surely be very valuable. Stay connected. 😊

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