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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Small ways to treat yourself

In my Weight Watchers meeting last week we talked about small ways to treat yourself. This could be when you reach your goal weight or a mini goal such as upping your excercise or drinking more water. Or simply because you deserve it! Of course these were mostly non food related but it got me thinking of ways I could treat myself, because it’s completely OK to do so, and how this could be added to my own self care routine. Firstly, what is ‘Wellness Works’? If you’ve been reading my blog for a while you’ll know I’ve been a […]

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Weekly Self Care Routine

At the end of last year I wrote about how I wanted to go into 2019 focusing more on myself, to discover who I am again and be more open about how I’m feeling and my mental health. My main goal this past month has been introducing more self care into my daily and weekly routines, which I’d like to share with you. 😊 First, what is self care? To me self care is making time to take care of yourself, your health (both physical and mental) and to help you feel better. Whether that’s by relaxing you, cheering you […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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