I got this request and thought to myself I wouldn't do to the whole massive pep talk stuff of its okay etc for when people are down and its far from being okay. Instead I thought I would create a list of things that you wouldn't necessarily think of doing when you think self care. but even when your not down and just fancy having a self care morning/afternoon then this list is for you so enjoy!
1. create your face mask.
This may be for you it may not, but get stuck into this relaxing homemade recipes, unwind, put on your favorite playlist, close your eyes and enjoy 20 minutes of your own comfort that will leave your skin fresh and flourished! Here's a few of my favorite face mask recipes:
Skin Type: Dry
Ingredients: ½ very ripe, soft avocado, ¼ cup honey
Directions: Mash the avocado in a bowl, then stir in honey, apply to face for 15 minutes. Wipe off with a warm, damp facecloth and then rinse with cool water. Pat dry.
Skin Type: Oily
Ingredients: 1/4 cup mashed strawberries, 2 tablespoons lemon juice,1 tablespoon yogurt,1 tablespoon honey
Directions:Mash all of the ingredients together. Apply evenly all over your face and let sit 8-10 minutes. Wipe off with a warm, damp facecloth and then rinse with cool water. Pat dry.
Skin Type: Hydration
Ingredients: 1/2 a cucumber, peeled and chopped, 1 tablespoon full-fat Greek yogurt
Directions: Put the cucumber through a food processor until it’s pulpy, and then mix the yogurt in by hand. Apply evenly over the face, and leave on for 10-15 minutes. Rinse your face with warm (not hot) water, and pat dry.
2. making the perfect smoothie .
why not treat yourself to a little boost and make yourself a refreshing fruity drink as well as keeping your body hydrated? Here's a few of my favorite recipes:
Banana Raspberry Smoothie
Ingredients: 50g of fresh raspberries, 1 banana, 100ml of your preferred milk, 3 tbsp yogurt,1 tablespoon of honey, 2 cups ice
Directions: Blend until Smooth
Ingredients: 1 chopped ripe mango, 50ml of milk, 3 tbsp yogurt,1 tablespoon of honey
Directions: Blend until Smooth
3. starting a scrapbook.
you may have heard of heard it before and thought that isnt for me and gave it a miss, but a journal can be whatever you want it to be. you can write your feelings down, you can make it a weekly planner or you can make it whatever you want to be. a place to stick pretty or aesthetic things down, anything that inspires you, distractions for when you need them or a living book of your life. photos from your adventures, meaningful things to you. make it personal it dosent necessarily need to be a direct copy of whatever is on pintrest. make it for you.
4. make your own bath bomb
Ingredients: 2 cups bicarbonate of soda (baking soda),1 cup cream of tartar,1 teaspoon of food colouring (any colour you like),2 teaspoons of food flavouring (any flavour you like, e.g. almond oh and Ice cube trays or cookie trays for the moulds
Directions: Mix the cream of tartar and bicarbonate of soda in bowl with your fingers. Add the food colouring and food flavouring to the bowl and mix using your hands. Put a little water onto the mixture and keep mixing it together. Spoon the mixture into an ice cube tray and press down with your fingers. Leave to dry somewhere warm and dry overnight. Gently tap them out of the mould.
Probably most the uncreative of the lot but also still important, acknowledge your still breathing and let time past.
Even the worst days are only 24 hours long.