My Guide To Self-Care

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Self care means different things to different people, but it's all about looking after yourself. I've put together a guide on self-care for those of you who are making it your goal to take care of yourself more this year.

Because sometimes we forget to look after ourselves and value our own importance.


Have at least three meals a day:

I can't stress the importance of this one, try and make sure you have at least three meals a day and you'll find you have the energy to take on the day.


Set aside time to relax:

The most important part of your day should be when you switch off your work-brain and just relax. You could pursue your favourite hobby, I've banged on about that enough this year, or you could just chill and watch netflix, or have a bubble bath. Whatever it is that relaxes you, do it.

Write down three positives about your day:

At the end of each day I make the effort to find three things that were positive about it and I make a note of it in a journal. That way you train your brain to see the good in each situation as well as having something to look back on at the end of the month or year.

Remember to take any medication:

A simple but important point is remembering to take any medication your prescribed. This should be at the top of your self-care list.

Surround yourself with positivity:

You can't expect to be happy if you're surrounding yourself with negativity all the time, make the effort to surround yourself with all things positive.

Cut out toxic people:

Surround yourself with good friends and good people, leave the toxic ones in the past.

Skincare Routine:

Either in the morning, or at night, set aside time to do a skincare routine. You'll find it makes you feel a whole lot better about yourself and your skin will thank you for it as well.

Spend some time outdoors each day:

If you're like me and you're glued to your laptop or phone 24/7 it'll do you a world of good to get out at least once each day, even if that's just to pop to the shop. A bit of fresh air will help make you feel so much more motivated, and that in turn will make you feel so much better about yourself.


Switch off your phone in the evening - have a social media detox.

If you're like me and you're scrolling through instagram or twitter every twenty minutes, it might do you some good to switch off your phone every now and then and give your mind a rest. You'll find it so much easier to get to sleep that way.


Hot chocolate before bed:

So, this is one for personal taste, but something I love to do is make myself a nice hot chocolate before I switch my phone off ready for bed.

Let me know your self-care tips in the comments section below.

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32 comments

  1. Great advice! I totally agree that we should spend more time outdoors and less time in front of a screen. I will try to include that in my daily routine as well :)

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  2. A hot chocolate before bed is a great self care idea! x

    Lucy | www.lucymary.co.uk

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  3. Such great advice! I find hot chocolate before bed really helps me to unwind - i'm a sucker for hot drinks! Also cutting out toxic people from my life has been a really worthwhile exercise xxx

    Ashley
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  4. This is a great list. I especially love having a hot chocolate before bed! That's definitely going on my list.

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  5. Great choices - all of these are so true! I really need to learn how to cut out toxic people, it's one thing I struggle with so much! x

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  6. Great list!! I always feel like self-care lists are unnecessarily complicated - but this is simple and effective ideas! love it!

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  7. These are some great tips! I find the most difficult is getting outside (also glued to screens all day), but it really is the most worth it. That and exercise! Thanks for sharing!

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  8. This is a really helpful post! Thanks for sharing 😊

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  9. Loving this post, thank you for sharing!

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  10. Great tips,there is only one of us, so we better take care of ourselves. We need to stay away from toxic people for sure

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  11. I like the idea of writing down three positive things! And I also need to start having a phone detox but it’s difficult when you run a blog. I like to have a bath and then put on some fluffy pyjamas so I’m clean and cosy.

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  12. I really need to follow your tips. I'm not being very good to myself lately. Thanks for sharing it.
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  13. Love this post! I always forget about breakfast when I'm stressed but it's not a good thing to do at all! xx

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  14. This is great advice, it really does help you unwind! I personally do all of these too, except I have some tea instead of hot chocolate.

    Almira x | https://thelittleblackrose.com

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  15. Very nice and helpful tips. I really like spending time outdoors. If I have a lot of things on my mind, a little walk outside always helps me.

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  16. I love these tips! Self care is so important, and really does carry a long way in helping with productivity and mitigating stress. Thank you for sharing!

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  17. I definitely agree about cutting out toxic people and surrounding yourself with positivity. Switching off the phone in the eve is also right.

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  18. I recently saw a book blogger whose choice of hot drink is hot chocolate coffee... it sounds so good! I also love to unwind and read. It makes me feel like I've done something without actually doing anything.

    Rachel || http://anotherstationanothermile.com

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  19. In love with this post! Personally, I follow the late evening phone detox sms I find it really helps with any anxiety

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  20. I love this list you compiled - I totally agree that a skincare routine and digital detox are essential to my own self care. <3 Thank you for sharing this!

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  21. I love this list you compiled - I totally agree that a skincare routine and digital detox are essential to my own self care. <3 Thank you for sharing this list!

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  22. I love these. For me, skin care is a HUGE part of making me feel more human! It really cheers me up to be kind to myself. I also agree with a social media detox before bed, there's nothing worse than endlessly scrolling when you should be sleeping haha!
    Beth x Adventure & Anxiety

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  23. I love this! I actually do quite a lot of these already, but I need to get better at the social media detox and cutting out toxic people bit!

    Rhianna x
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  24. I do all of these except the 3 positive things. I should try that. Thanks for sharing❤️

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  25. Chocolate before bed sounds divine! Recently I've loved the idea of self care and have been wanting to try as much as I can! Thanks for the post!

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  26. Setting aside time to relax is SO important, and a point that I know I need to work a little harder on including in my own schedule. I often get so caught up in running my business that I forget about the importance of relaxation.

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  27. Cutting out toxic people is a MAJOR must!! Can't stress that enough!

    Great informative post! Thanks for sharing! ;-)

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  28. Cutting out toxic people is a MAJOR must!! Can't stress that enough!

    Great informative post! Thanks for sharing! ;-)

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  29. I especially like the writing the 3 positives at the end of the day and spending time outside each day! I write in a gratitude journal before bed, so I can add writing 3 positives in addition to what I am grateful for. Thanks for sharing!

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  30. I love these tips! While it easier said than done, cutting out toxic people can really help clear your mind. It's the one I find most difficult but I guess you can't feel too guilty about it :-)
    Thanks for sharing, Sarah x
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  31. I like the idea of writing three positives things about your day. Even if it's ridden with negatives it'll promote a mindset change. Love the other tips too!

    Also if I can suggest a few tips: waking up and sleeping earlier than usual. I've found that my days are more productive by having more time to get things done and with more energy too having gotten more sleep.

    Johnny | Johnny's Traventures
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  32. I love this! I write about self-care a lot, and so many people discount the basics — food, medication, sleep, etc — but they matter SO much.

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