Self care is something that I believe is super important. There are a number of ways you can go about looking after yourself and really it is down to your own personal preference. Sometimes you just have to dig deep and understand the things that help you rejuvenate after a pretty difficult time. I thought I would mention a couple of my favourites especially because I have been going through a difficult time recently and these have certainly helped in cheering me up.

Keep yourself busy

Yesterday, I spent time with my cousin. I saw his new house and spent time sorting his internet out. He helped me by keeping my mind off how I was feeling. For those few hours, I just forgot what was making me so down and upset. When I came home, I changed my bedding and sorted my room out. I took down some old photos and lit a couple of tea light candles to make my room feel more homely. Although I didn’t get to sleep until 3.45am, I managed to fall asleep. I didn’t need to worry about blowing the tea lights out because I knew they wouldn’t be burning for ages anyway. Other options could include: organising paperwork, painting your nails, read blogs, watch YouTube videos, do anything to take your mind off things. Anyone who knows me will understand that I am not a fast reader but I managed to get through Charlotte Crosby’s Me Me Me and Catherine Bennetto’s How Not To Fall In Love Actually which I highly recommend for anyone going through a breakup or is on a relationship break.

Take some time to pamper yourself

I don’t know about you but that moment that you turn off the light, burn some candles and soak in a hot bubble bath with relaxing music on makes me feel ten times happier! I crumbled up some Unicorn Horn, thrown in my all-time favourite Lover Lamp Bath Bomb and added a couple drops of Dr Botanicals Moroccan Rose Restoring Senses Bath Oil* and dipped myself in the bath. The Moroccan Rose Oil is such a calming, stress-reliving aroma. It left my skin feeling moisturised and nourished. It has argan oil which is rich in vitamins to help protect the skin whilst the jojoba oil enhances the skin’s natural suppleness and elasticity. My family must have thought I nearly drowned in that bath cause I was probably in there for a good two hours or more…

Once I jumped out the bath, before throwing on my snuggly pyjamas, I applied the Dr Botanicals Moroccan Rose & Shea Butter Body Repairing Cream*. This stuff is amazing! The shea butter is rich in vitamins leaving your skin feeling super soft and hydrated whilst the apricot kennel oil is amazing for dry and sensitive skin. I have quite bad eczema so I am wary about trying new skincare products incase it flares up but half a week later and my skin has never felt so nourished and soft. The cream feels really luxurious too so it feels like a proper treat after you get out the bath.

Watch all the movies and TV series you want

Not only will they be a great distraction but they might actually provide some kind of laughter or advice that you could use. This week I treated myself to How To Be Single and Bridget Jones’s Baby. I have watched them so many times that I probably know the words to both of them backwards by now. I have also spent the evenings when I have struggled to sleep watching Gossip Girl or Pretty Little Liars. It’s made me feel so much better!

Eat anything! 

Are you wanting to finish that packet of Texas BBQ Pringles? Do it! Fancy a tub of Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream? Treat yo’self! Allow yourself to eat whatever you want without caring. We are allowed to binge eat when our emotions are uncontrollable. If it makes you feel any better I started the week of without eating anything after three days and a rush into hospital cause I was dehydrated allowed me to feel like I should pig out a little. I ate a McDonald’s, three share bag Cadbury Twirl Bites, two tubes of Pringles, a bag of popcorn and a large pizza from Domino’s. Oh and a tub of Ben & Jerry’s or two or three. This is over the course of one week for anyone who is worried, but it certainly gave me the happy endorphins that I have needed.

Have you got any tips or advice for when you are dealing with a difficult time? Let me know in the comments.

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