I don’t know about you, but right now I’m finding life rather busy. Constantly rushing from here to there; always a power walk, never a meander. Trying to stay sane whilst maintaining a heavy full-time job and run a successful side hustle. A social life would be nice too. And then you go and accidentally write off a whole weekend because you partied too hard on Friday night. Oops.
With so much going on, I recently came to the realisation that I’ve been ignoring an important aspect of my life: self care. Although I like to think I’m superhuman, I am definitely not. Your mental and physical health should be an absolute priority. You should never be ‘too busy’ to take care of number one.
After a recent health scare, I decided that I needed to start setting aside some time for a bit of self care and pampering. By this I mean taking a step back from the fast paced world in which I operate and just… breathe. How you choose to spend this time is completely your decision.
I don’t recommend just pigging out in front of the TV on a Netflix binge. We do enough of that already (well, I do). This time should be spent free from digital devices. I spend my week sat in front of a computer screen. My side hustle also relies on a computer screen and lots of social media.
We all know the pitfalls of social media and I am becoming more and more aware that excessive use of these channels is making me miserable. There’s lots I love about social media – I couldn’t run my blog with it – but we all need to be aware of how easy it is to let it consume us. This is a whole other blog post, but my point here is that your self-care / me-time / pampering should be devoid of digital.
How to zone out
How you zone out is completely up to you. What works for one person might not for another. For example, I know a lot of people love the benefits of yoga – personally I just can’t get on with it. So however you prefer to relax, here are a few of my ideas:
- Take a long bath
- Book a massage
- Get your nails done
- Treat yourself to a spa day
- Simply sit in a jacuzzi for 20 minutes
- Rewind and reset with yoga
- Go for a long walk
I’ve only been setting time aside for a spot of self care for a short period of time. Already I feel better and more energised. Plus, I often have my best ideas when I am most relaxed. It gives me a chance to clear my head and I’ve felt a lot more inspired lately.
A little treat
In an attempt to make all our lives a little easier and to give you a bit of encouragement to pamper yourself, I have teamed up with Treatwell to give you some money off your bookings. Treatwell makes booking beauty appointments easy and convenient. That’s something we all need in our lives. Whether you’re after a relaxing facial or some gorgeous new nails, the choice is all yours.
Use the code MYTREAT10 for £10 off your first treatment.
This post is not sponsored. Treatwell have gifted me some vouchers but all opinions are entirely my own. Always.