How to Practice Self Care at Christmas

Christmas is coming, which for many is a happy time of year. Full of family visits, Christmas parties, shopping trips, and of course, presents. But for some it can also be a very stressful, and often sad time of year too. Especially for those with an existing mental health condition. Many of us are often expected to be jolly and sociable at Christmas, which can take its toll on anyone if you’re not really feeling it. So it’s important to take some time out wherever possible, and remember to look after yourself at Christmas by practicing self care. Of course […]

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Summer Self Care Ideas

When it comes to self care I love to be cosy and comfortable. Picture warm fires, comfy blankets, cosy PJs, fuzzy socks, and hot chocolate; which, let’s face it, don’t mix too well with Summer. The heat makes many of these things impractical – unless we’re experiencing a particularly wet and windy day, of course! Still, I find that switching up my self care routine in the Summer months, helps me enjoy and appreciate the warmer weather a little more. This could be by spending more time outdoors, cooling down with an ice-cold drink, or getting out on the water. […]

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Why You Should Date Yourself (+7 Easy Ways to Do It)

When was the last time you did something nice for yourself? A week ago? A month? Longer? Sadly, you’re not the only one… So many of us put the needs of others before our own; whether that’s friends, family members, or even romantic partners. But the truth is, you should try to make time; because when you date yourself you get the chance to do what you love, boost your self-confidence and gain more independence. You may even learn more about yourself too. So it’s important to try and fit in some ‘me time’ whenever you can. That said, dating […]

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Winter Self Care Ideas *

AD, Gifted | It’s that time of year again. The days are getting shorter, the night’s longer, and it’s been very cold the past few days. In fact, if you’ve been following me on Instagram, you may have seen that I woke up to snow this morning! Winter truly is here. And with the holidays right around the corner, many of us will be rushing around the next few weeks. Whether that’s Christmas shopping, visiting loved ones or social events, it’s definitely one of the busiest times of year. Sadly a lot of us (me included) forget to put ourselves […]

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Preparing For the Cold and Flu Season | My Essentials

It’s no secret that Autumn is my favourite season, from ‘fall’ fashion to colourful crunchy leaves, and of course Halloween. But with all these lovely seasonal activities also comes cold and flu season. 🙁 Which can make us all feel pretty blue this time of year; especially as we get into the Winter months where they seem more prominent. Ironically I’m actually nursing a cold while writing this post! Which may or may not actually be bronchitis again..😑 So it seems like the perfect opportunity to share my cold and flu essentials with you. Cold and flu remedies When you […]

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Why Taking a Break Is Important

You may have noticed I’ve been absent on Twitter recently, or that my last two posts were further apart than my usual posting schedule. In short – I took a break; an unintentional one to be honest, but essentially, “life happened”. Social commitments piled up and I became sick with a stomach bug, followed by a mild case of hyponatremia (low sodium levels in the blood). Which is often seen in athletes but also common after a stomach bug – due to dehydration. Thankfully I’m on the mend and a break, however unintentional, definitely helped with that. So if you’re […]

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