Firstly I’d like to thank Angela (a.k.a. Unapologetically Angie) for tagging me to do this post. I must admit, I get a little excited when people tag me in things because it’s nice to know somebody has thought of me (or perhaps I’m just needy…). […]
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In case you weren’t aware, I have just started my second year of studying Psychology at University. As part of my course, I have to carry out a work placement over the coming months. An added stressor for most students no doubt! But, for me, […]
One of the many reasons that Autumn is my favourite season is the scenic walks.
Having been in the house on my own all weekend, I felt I really needed to get myself out. Therefore, despite lacking any motivation, I pushed myself to take an afternoon stroll to a really lovely nearby park. I only recently discovered it, but it’s fast becoming my favourite place to visit!
I often find that a relaxing stroll can really help lift my spirits when I’m feeling low. A walk in the crisp, autumn air gives me a little boost and instantly makes me feel more refreshed. Plus, it’s the perfect excuse to wrap up warm in my coat, scarf and a pair of winter boots (my favourite attire!).
Here’s a few photos I took on my walk. I’m no photographer but these roses were too pretty not to capture!
That’s about all I have to say for today’s post. Sorry that it is rather short, but my weekend has been very uneventful indeed. I have spent the majority of it either: a) in bed, b) studying or c) watching a movie/TV show (sometimes all three at the same time!). It has actually been a welcome break and a chance for some essential self-care!
I hope you’ve had a great weekend.
Thanks for reading,
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Hello and welcome to day 5 of blogtober. I’ll be honest, I’m surprised I’ve managed to keep up with this challenge for five consecutive days (although I shouldn’t speak too soon!).
Today started off rather nicely. I wasn’t in university until the afternoon and so I had a good few hours to focus on self-care and relaxation. It’s great when you don’t have to rush in the morning and can instead ease yourself into the day by taking things at your own pace. It reminded me of how important self-care is for your overall health. That may seem an obvious statement. Yet, for many of us, self-care doesn’t always feel so simple.
In recent years, looking after myself has presented a massive challenge, for various reasons. My body has had to endure a lot and if I could turn back time and undo the damage, I would. Unfortunately though, that’s not an option. From now on the only thing I can do is ensure I put time and effort into actively caring for myself – which is exactly what I plan to do!
It’s hard, because I’m also constantly battling the inner, self-destructive voice that tells me I’m not worthy of care. This voice is evil, manipulative and twisted and sometimes even makes me believe that I’m happier when I’m damaging my body. However, it’s important I differentiate between that irrational, false voice and the reality. Each and every one of us is deserving of our own care!
As I become older, I am beginning to appreciate more and more how valuable my body is. By this, I don’t mean physical appearance. Rather, all of the incredible things it enables me to do. Our body is what allows us to go out and experience all of the great things that life has to offer – our hobbies, passions, talents and skills.
At the end of the day, we only get given the one body and so it’s crucial we look after it properly.
(On that note, I’m going to bed!).
What are your favourite ways to practice self-care?