Gift ideas for self care

Christmas is a busy period for most and with it comes Christmas parties, present shopping and socialising which can make finding time to relax and unwind difficult. A self care product can be a thoughtful gift to give this time of year (or any time actually), or to treat yourself with. With that in mind, here are my favourite gift ideas for self care featuring independent sellers on Etsy. Bath / Shower products I’ve spoken before about my love of baths, I think they’re perfect to relax in after a long day, and there are plenty of bath products on Read More…

Favourite things to do on a Rainy Day

It’s been fairly wet and cold recently which can make anyone feel miserable. I’ve definitely been there myself, I used to hate a rainy day (especially at the weekends) but here’s a little secret for you I’ve learned to love a rainy day. I find that a rainy day can be the perfect time for me to relax and unwind or catch up with things around my home. I no longer feel like a rainy day is a wasted day if I can’t get outside. Here are my favourite thing to do on a rainy day Have a movie marathon Read More…

Relaxing bath time routine | Self Care

During my CBT sessions we talked about self care and how I should do one nice thing for myself once a week. Or more if I could manage it… Sometimes a bad mental health day makes my motivation very difficult, so she took that into consideration. I chose a long relaxing bath and find it helps me unwind, distress and feel better about the day and about myself. Of course a bath isn’t the only form of self care you can try but it’s something I enjoy and find them very relaxing. Especially in the Autumn and Winter months when Read More…

Why it’s OK to treat yourself | Shopping Haul

How many times have you been hovering over the ‘Checkout’ button on an online store or picking up, then putting back items when you’re out and about shopping? When’s the last time you bought yourself a treat? Honestly until last weekend I couldn’t tell you the last time I went shopping and treated myself to something, whether that be a new Lush product, an item of clothing I’ve had my eye on or a new Blu Ray. I’m terrible at giving myself a treat. I find it difficult to justify spending money on myself which could be put towards other Read More…

Relax and Unwind | Adult colouring ft Lady Lucas*

How do you like to relax and unwind? Personally I love to relax and unwind with an adult colouring book or by doing some oragami. Both are very theraputic and with the nights getting longer it’s the perfect time to do more indoor activities like these. Not only are they relaxing and theraputic I also get to be creative. 🎨 So when Ashley of Lady Lucas contacted me to review some of her colouring pages, I couldn’t say no! Especially to her cute Halloween designs. 👻🎃💛 Cute characters colouring book This 32 page colouring book is full of cute designs! Read More…

Relax and Unwind After a Long Day | Tips

As I’ve gotten older night’s in have definitely become more desirable, especially after a long week at work. Don’t get me wrong I still enjoy a good night out now and then but coming home to relax and unwind after a hard day is a great way to recharge. My favourite ways to relax and unwind. 1. Run a bath. Start the tap running and do something for you while you wait. For me this may be some chores, prepare my lunch or clothes for work the next day or spend some quality time with my family. 2. Set the Read More…