Happy Wednesday lovelies today, I wanted to talk to you about something I have had to work on recently and that is winding down and switching your brain off.
We live in such a fast paced world we can tend to feel like we are always on the go. This can lead to us being a lot more stressed and worried affecting our sleep and our daily lives. If you are constantly feeling busy like me, it can be hard to switch your brain off and remember it needs some you time.
Me time is a hard concept for me - it makes me feel slightly selfish however over time I have had to recognise that in fact that it is ok to just sit back and relax.
I know I can't be the only one dealing with that so I thought I would share my tips on how I am trying to rectify that without feeling like too much of a sell out!
During the day
Make time for friends and family - My friends and family are incredibly important to me. I wouldn't be who I am today without them. They always support me and sometimes we can forget to appreciate that so scheduling some time to spend with them is crucial.
Make time to eat - I love food, I love eating. I love sitting down to a meal whether it is a small lunch or a nice dinner. I have to learn to make more time for it though. This means sitting down with a YouTube video and my meal. This way my mind isn't occupied with what I have to do for the rest of the day or what I had done earlier that morning. I can just simply enjoy the food my mother or I made.
Half an hour before - I usually take any make up off (If I am wearing any) long before it is time for bed. So all I have to do straight before bed is apply my moisturiser and eye cream (I do my skincare routine a couple of before when I have taken my make up off) I can usually fall asleep straight away which is good but if you're mind is working on over load you wake up with that same worry which is not good at all. So here are a few things you can do to unwind and forget about the day.
Have a bath
Read a magazine / book
Listen to an audiobook
Put on a TV show you have been dying to catch up on.
Some of these you may feel like you have no time to incorporate in your everyday routine. This is exactly how I feel so what I do is schedule it in when I organise my day. This way you don't feel lazy and feel like it is taking time away from something important.
Looking after ourselves is important, not just for us but for our loved ones too so if you struggle with that I hope this helps.
Have a blessed day.
Lots of love
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