I have had particularly bad period cramps this week. I’ve also had an extremely busy week at work. And I have had no energy to write. Which is a shame, because I can’t wait to tell you all how much I loved Honeymoon in Vegas at the London Palladium & The Diary of a Teenage Girl at the Southwark Playhouse. (Soon, I promise!)
If I’m at work, I’ll usually have about 2 cups of tea a day. Part of my morning routine at work is to make myself a cup of English Breakfast every morning as a way to start my day. When I’m at home, if I’ve had a particularly stressful day, I’ll turn my phone off, go into my kitchen and have a cup of Sainsburys Red Label along with some toast. My go to mug at the moment is this mug from Utility Design designed by Gemma Correll.
I have about 3 baths a week. They’re SO relaxing. I have quite fair and sensitive skin so I’m apprehensive to use bath products from places like Lush. But just having some peace for an hour is always rewarding.
I’m subscribed to a lot of people on Youtube, which is a good thing, as that means my watch later queue is always filled with videos. I liked watching those on Youtube who are passionate about the creativity they have and the things they are making. Sometimes that’s all you need to feel inspired to make your own stuff. Personal favourites include Leena at JustKissMyFrog, Sanne at booksandquills, Hannah Witton & Jen Campbell
Even watching TV helps me feel more relaxed. While I enjoy the heavy shows like The Walking Dead & Big Little Lies; I particularly love shows like Impractical Jokers and Drunk History and comedy specials on Netflix by stand ups like Katherine Ryan, Jack Whitehall and Trevor Noah. Laughter is the best medicine after all.
- SAYING NO TO THINGS!
This is a hard one for me to admit, because I find it extremely hard to say no to things. This can include trips to the theatre or the cinema with friends or even just having dinner afterwards. I hate feeling like I’m disappointing people or feeling like they’re going to find someone else to hang out with one day. But when you have energy levels in the minuses, sometimes it has to be done.
Now that the weather is getting warmer, I snap up any chance of a walk around the block during my lunch break. I work quite close to Central London and I like finding different parts of Camden/Islington to explore.
What do you do as part of your self care routine?
Until next time,
I need that mug in my life! I relate to it so hard haha. Love this post – self care is so important. Saying no to things is one of the best ones. For me, I find doing things like colouring or drawing very relaxing, and also lighting scented candles.