Let’s Talk Self Care

Self care is incredibly important when it comes to maintaining a happy and healthy mindset and outlook. However, it’s not always easy to find and take the time to recenter yourself in a society that’s always moving and working. We all have off days, and sometimes a little bit of self care is what you need to pick you back up. I thought I would share my favorite ways to relax and have a positive perspective.

Atmosphere: Environment can play a big role in how you’re feeling about yourself and your life. Having a space where you can chill out and focus on your passions is essential. For me, I like decorating my room with beautiful, natural things, such as a Himalayan salt lamp, crystals, candles, and a floral smudge stick. They make my room look pretty, but they also remind me of nature, which I love since it’s so easy to get wrapped up in technology and materialism.

Words and Books: This blog is an obvious testament of my love for writing and the written word. The words you surround yourself with and the things that you say to yourself matter more than you realize. Quotes and poems are some of my favorite things to read when I need a self care moment. Additionally, I love writing about what I’m thankful for or how I’m feeling in a journal. It’s easy to feel confused or lost at times, but writing about what you love is always easy and a gift that keeps on giving.

Go Out: Do things that make you happy and make you feel the most like yourself. I’ve noticed that if I stay inside too much and don’t have anything planned, I can start overthinking. However, balance is key because you don’t want to do so much that you feel overwhelmed or burdened. Some of my recommendations of activities are going out to eat with friends and family and shopping. The best kinds of activities are ones where you can stay present and forget to check your phone.

Treat Yourself: Treating yourself doesn’t always mean spending a lot of money. It can be as simple as doing a face mask at home or catching up on your favorite TV shows. Spending time pampering yourself can give you the confidence boost you need.

It’s not always easy to find time to practice self care, but it is necessary and can improve how you feel, think, and see things. All of the items in the picture above are things I love, and if you want more self care ideas, I recommend buying “The Little Book of Self-Care.”

I hope you all enjoyed a little bit more of a lifestyle-based post. 🙂

Talk to you soon!

-Emily Berrol

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