It’s only been recently that I’ve realised the importance in making time to look after ourselves.
I ’ m someone that often finds myself feeling like I ’ m floating towards Jupiter so staying grounded and sane for me is important.
These are some small gestures I like to do for myself, particularly when I ’ m not feeling my best.
If I’m feeling angry, irritable, unmotivated or any other emotion that brings my mood down, music is my go to.
It’s a powerful and easy way to re-energise and shake me out of my excessive thinking.
Other things that aid my foul moods include:
Exercise (even just a short walk)
Screaming into a pillow
Chatting to a calm friend
Little character listening to music
If I’m feeling sad, or even just a little bit drab:
Do something innocent in nature like a kids animation
A comforting coffee or tea
A bubble bath
Self-care blog blue character smiling with symbols of sunshine, sleep, books, nature, cup of tea, watermelon and music floating above head
When I feel ungrounded, I look for something to bring me back to planet earth and help me stay clear and centered:
Getting out of the city and into nature
Pretending I’m a chef and cooking something flavoursome
Meditation or remembering to breathe properly
Two little illustrated characters, one pink and one yellow. The pink character is smiling with a chefs hat and the yellow is smiling, eyes closed with a thought bubble saying “in” and “out”
These are just a few things that have worked for me and although they may not bring a solution, its nice to know I’ve constructed a small safety net for myself.
This is an image of a self-care plan Lucy drew for herself.