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The best self-care tips I’ve ever received

I’m a big advocate for self-care (regular readers might have noticed after seeing the 30 day self-care challenge or one of the seasonal self-care articles). Nonetheless I am very aware self-care has become a buzz-word for long luxurious baths and investing in a pair of overpriced PJ’s. In this article I would like to grab the opportunity to share the best self-care tips I’ve ever received with you on a variety of topics: From beauty to finances, and from mental to physical exercise. Because self-care is all about being self-aware – and being kind and considerate for yourself – in all areas of life!

 

The best self-care tips I have ever received

While creating this list over the last couple of weeks, I noticed how blessed I am with great advisors around me. These are all tips I have received (or picked up) from family, friends, health professionals and the odd blogger, vicar or hairdresser 😉

Beauty
  • Only use a tiny bit of hair-mask or conditioner. Using too much product is what makes your hair weigh down, not the product itself
  • Cleanse your face often, but not too often. A mild cleanse in the morning and a more thorough cleanse at night are just fine
  • Pay attention to your beauty hygiene: Mind the expiration dates of your make-up and creams, wash your brushes and regularly change toothbrushes
Home
  • Always invest in a bag of tealight candles, even if you have very little to spend
  • A blankey (or throw-rug) will make your lounge on the couch that much more comfortable
  • Don’t have a bathtub at home? If you book a hotel room, request one
  • Don’t gather too much stuff; it will crowd both your living-space and your head
  • Create a quick cleaning routine to make your living-room look fresh in the blink of an eye (wipe down countertops and the stove, spritz the sink, use a swiffer on hard floors)
Mind
  • Follow your intuition; it’s a part of you that has more knowledge than we usually give it credit for
  • Don’t give in to negative self-talk. Following it leads to nothing but a downward spiral
  • Spend your time in the present, rather than in the future or the past
  • Don’t worry about things you can not control
  • Visiting a therapist for problems either big or small isn’t only beneficial, but also perfectly OK
Relationships
  • Don’t go to sleep without talking over a fight
  • Have genuine conversations with kids. You’ll get to know them better and it will make them feel valued
  • Don’t give all your love to people who are unwilling or unable to return it
  • Never take your partner for granted
Exercise
  • Don’t treat exercise as a chore: Have fun by adding regular variety instead
  • Give strength-training a try: it’s challenging and a lot of fun – and ladies; it won’t make you instantly bulky
  • Don’t start running or hiking without proper foot attire to prevent injuries
  • Plan proper resting days to allow your muscles to recuperate
Finances
  • Regularly check your subscriptions to see if you can save money by switching parties or subscribing to a long-term plan
  • Don’t spend money on things you can’t afford
  • Prevent yourself from overspending on articles you already own, by keeping your house organized and keeping clutter to a minimum
Leisure
  • Put an effort into spending time in nature regularly
  • Invest money in experiences with your loved ones, rather than in material means
  • Try to travel and see new things. Your own country probably has a lot to offer, too!
  • Don’t waste your time finishing books, movies and series you don’t really enjoy

What are the best self-care tips you’ve ever received? 

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2 Comments

  • Reply Nyxie April 17, 2019 at 22:18

    Excellent tips! Pinning these to my self-care board!
    Thank you for sharing 🙂

    – Nyxie

    http://www.nyxiesnook.com

    • Reply Nathalie April 17, 2019 at 22:54

      Thanks Nyxie, they come from the heart!

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