Recently, self-care has become extremely trendy in pop culture. Influencers, celebrities, and bloggers are all promoting self-care as a way to relax and treat yourself to something special, which I do think is really important. I firmly believe that as a work-driven society we don’t allow ourselves to take a step back and really enjoy the little things.
However, the self-care that wealthy influencers are promoting is usually not within our budgets… well, at least it’s definitely not within mine. But self-care doesn’t have to be about spending a lot of money on skincare routines or bath bombs. There are so many ways for you to make small, affordable changes to your daily routine that inherently are self-care.
If you don’t believe me that this is achievable, keep reading! I promise you’ll have a better understanding of self-care by the end of this blog.
I think most people groan a little bit when they hear the word ‘exercise,’ trust me, I do too. But, for me, exercise is one of my biggest forms of self-care. Not only does it help your body physically, but mentally as well. Exercise can help alleviate stress, boost your mood, and leave you feeling happier and healthier overall.
Even on the days where I absolutely don’t want to do anything, I force myself to get up and go for a walk or commit to a quick 10-minute yoga video on YouTube. As simple as these activities seem, they are forms of exercise, ones that will leave you feeling better than you did before you started. I genuinely and sincerely believe that the hardest part of a workout is beginning the workout, but once you’re in it, it’s definitely worth it.
Another thing that I am actively trying to incorporate in my life is journaling. I feel like journaling is also becoming a lot more mainstream, rightfully so. For me, whenever I am feeling completely overwhelmed or anxious, I reach for the notebook on my bedside table. There’s something so therapeutic about writing down your emotions or thoughts about the day. It’s also fun to look back every few months and remember exactly how you were feeling on a certain day.