Hello everyone and welcome to my blog! Today’s post is a very special one because Eleanor from the Not-So-Modern Girl Blog is guest posting here! She will be sharing 4 ways of practicing self-care in this pandemic, which I think is very important as of now. She’s an amazing blogger so I suggest you go check her out. I will put all the links down below:
4 Ways I’ve Practiced Self-Care During The Pandemic
Practising self-care is important to managing a healthy lifestyle, keeping your work/life balance in check. During the pandemic, self-care is particularly important- and can become the first thing to get discarded when we’re surrounded by new changes, work stress, and family issues. But it is this stressful time when we need to be on top of our self-care the most, practising healthy habits to improve your mental health.
This list discusses 4 ways I’ve practised self-care during the pandemic- and 4 ways that you can implement a healthy self-care routine too! I hope there’s something here that encourages healthy habits, using the pandemic to create a positive self-care lifestyle.
1. Surround yourself with people you love.
I think this is an obvious tip, but it’s something that can easily be overlooked. Surround yourself with people you love, whether that’s virtually or in person. In these difficult times, we realise who is there for us- whether that’s family, friends, or partners. And I think surrounding yourself with people you love is also imperative to your mental health, with these positive people encouraging you to practice healthy habits in your day-to-day life- and discard any toxicity.
2. Choose your focus.
Self-care and mental health is all about understanding what you want your focus in life to be- and what choices you make based on that. This could involve moving your focus to a new hobby or passion, or changing your attitude towards the things that bring negativity to your life. By choosing what you focus on in your life, this means you stay busy and concentrate on those things that make you feel positive, happy, and in control of yourself and your mental and physical health.
3. Daily affirmations.
I only really started doing this recently, but daily affirmations are a great way to remind yourself what you already have, and what you have the ability to achieve in the future. Writing down some confidence-boosting affirmations to say to yourself every morning can make the difference between a positive day, or a negative one.
At the moment, things have been feeling uncertain for me, and so saying affirmations and actively remembering what I have to be grateful for- and what I have already achieved- really helps my confidence.
4. Take some time alone.
While you should be surrounding yourself with those you love, it’s also important to remember that self-care involves spending time alone. Practising spending time alone- and more importantly, enjoying it- is integral to staying confident in yourself and improving your mental health.
During the pandemic I’ve been taking bubble baths, writing blog posts, and listening to music. Remember that constant socialisation can be exhausting, and it’s absolutely fine to say “no” if you need some time to collect your thoughts and enjoy some time alone.
Self-care is so important, and hopefully these quick tips will set you in good stead, ready to create a self-care routine that works for you. Whether it’s picking up a new hobby, taking time to relax alone, or changing your attitude to a more positive outlook- implementing healthy self-care habits is a step in the right direction towards happiness.
Thank you so much for your post, Eleanor! It’s definitely important to take care of yourself especially now that we’re all dealing through tough times. This is definitely informative and I’ve considered a lot of things after reading this.
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I hope everyone who reads this could develop their own ways of practicing self-care! Thank you so much and I’ll see you in the next post. Bye!
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