It is important to take good care of your body, mind and soul. Self care is a fantastic way to take some time out for yourself and take a step towards feeling relaxed and healthy.
Below are some of our top tips to help improve your self care routine!
1. Take a bubble bath
A relaxing bath with your favourite candles and music is a great way to unwind and reflect on your day. Why not try using a new face mask to make it extra special!
2. Take a step back from social media
Do you ever find yourself scrolling through Instagram for hours? Sometimes it is easy to get lost in social media. However, having a break from the digital world can help you stay focused and in the present. Maybe try cutting back your screen time by 30 minutes a day and see how you get on!
3. Try a new hobby
Do you have a list of new recipes you want to try? A new sport you would like to pick up? Or is it time to dust off your camera? Starting a new hobby is an exciting way to spend time focusing in on a new skill. What new hobby would you like to try in February?
4. Yoga / Meditating
Are you wanting to start your day feeling calm and refreshed? Spending 5 minutes sitting in silence before starting your day is a great way to refocus. Why not take a look at some videos on YouTube to get started or downloading a popular app such as Calm or Headspace.
5. Take yourself out on a date
Is there a film at the cinema you want to see? Or a new restaurant you would like to try? Why not treat yourself to a day out! Spending quality time with your friends and family is important, but it is equally as important to spend some time on yourself. Why not schedule a day this month on yourself!
6. Make sure your up to date with your appointments
Cervical screening (smear), dental and optician appointments are some of the tests that need to be carried out to make sure you’re healthy. Is there an appointment that you need to make but haven’t scheduled the time to do this yet? This month why not make it your goal to get organised and book your appointments.
Self Care is ultimately all about you! What other self care ideas would you like to try this month?