Today’s post is going to be about giving ourselves a little Tender Loving Care.
Having a busy day-to-day life can be draining and sometimes means that we don’t really make time to take care of ourselves. a
It’s strange how big a difference cleaning your room or de-cluttering your inbox can make on a person. But believe me it does.
Especially now that we’re in the harsh winter months, with summer long gone I think it’s more important than ever to have fun and relax.
So here’s a list of Ten Things You Can Do To Get Rid of the Winter Blues!
Haven’t worn it in a year? Get rid. Out of date makeup that you never use? Don’t start now, for the sake of your skin! All those emails that have been piling up in your inbox- say au revoir!
De-cluttering is one of the single most calming things in the world. Letting go of all the little things that build up and contribute to your daily stresses feels great when it’s done.
My desk is what I like to consider my holy space. It’s where I do all my creative writing, blog posts and articles- not to mention my university work. However, like any other student – it can get messy. Dinner plates, unopened letters, mugs galore and piles and piles of notebooks and pens. Every perfectionists worst nightmare.
It might take a while, but believe me if you surround yourself with nice, tidy spaces- your mind will be full of positive vibes.
2. Have a Spa Day
Nope, this doesn’t need to be heinously expensive. I can assure you, you don’t need to travel to the Dead Sea to obtain glorious skin.
Rather, pop into your local Superdrug or Boots and pick up a couple of the products on display there. Not sure what you want? Ask one of the assistants on the beauty counter for some help. They’ll be sure to give you advice on what’s best for your personal skin type and needs.
Some of my favourite products include;
- St. Ives’ ‘Invigorating Apricot Body Scrub’ (http://www.boots.com/st-ives-invigorating-apricot-body-scrub-300g-10108856)
- The Body Shops ‘Coconut Nourishing Body Butter‘ (https://www.thebodyshop.com/en-gb/range/view-all/coconut-nourishing-body-butter/p/p000014)
- Soap & Glory’s ‘Speed Plump Miracle Mask’ (http://www.boots.com/soap-and-glory-speed-plump-miracle-moisture-mask-10231456)
- TRESemme ‘Keratin Ultimate Smooth Mask’ (http://www.boots.com/tresemme-mask-keratin-smooth-300ml-10230983)
- Soap & Glory’s ‘Fizz-A-Ball Bath Bomb Sugar Crush’
The best thing about these products is that they don’t break the bank!
3. Read a Book
Aaaah yes, I know what you’re thinking, “Of course she’d say that she’s a blooming English student!” But believe me, there’s a difference between reading something because you have to and reading it because you want to.
I was in a reading slump for the longest time until I discovered Margaret Atwood and now can’t stop reading!
There’s also a nice solitude in reading that you don’t always get if you’re watching a movie or YouTube video. It’s a very personal experience and a good way to block out the rest of the world- even if just until Bakeoff comes on later on in the evening.
4. Go to the Cinema… Alone.
Ooh daunting isn’t it? But why should it be? Seriously, there’s something daring and independent about knowing that you’re going to the cinema on your own. It sounds silly but there are multiple movies I’ve been too where I’ve felt so at ease just being alone and taking it in.
So, find a local movie theatre (our ones The Savoy) and go see the re-launch of your favourite old Indie movie that they’re playing.
Pop on your cosiest jumper, grab the popcorn and head to the back to watch.
5. Rediscover a Forgotten Interest or Hobby
Mine’s writing short stories and poetry personally. However, yours can be anything from learning to play the harmonica (*coughs* me again) to developing a love for everything Tim Burton. Who knows? Who cares? Whose judging? Nobody.
Having a hobby can kind of be like having a super power. It’s something that sets you apart from the masses.
I hope you enjoyed that little piece by me, so now I shall say adieu.
See you in the next post,