Self-care tips for rest days- mental health days. πŸ›ŒπŸ§˜β€β™€οΈπŸ˜΄

An extension of a previous post about taking rest days for mental health here are some self-care activities to try when you are taking the much needed time to yourself to recover.

πŸ₯° Have a spring clean or decluttering session.

πŸ₯° Meditate in a quiet place.

πŸ₯° Light a candle or some nice smelling essential oils or incense sticks.

πŸ₯° Take a long warm bath, watch some TV in the bath and really enjoy your time in the warm.

πŸ₯° Read an interesting book or magazine.

πŸ₯° Update yourself on the news around the world and in your country.

πŸ₯° Find a new series or film you want to watch.

πŸ₯° Watch your favourite film/series.

πŸ₯° Write 10 things your grateful for.

πŸ₯° Indulge in your favourite food.

πŸ₯° Watch an interesting documentary.

πŸ₯° Do something or watch something that makes you laugh.

πŸ₯° Watch the sunrise/sunset.

πŸ₯° Get up early, make yourself a decent breakfast and enjoy the morning.

πŸ₯° Go on a technology retreat and avoid all technology.

πŸ₯° Take a nap.

πŸ₯° Do something creative.

πŸ₯° Spend time with a friend or family member.

πŸ₯° Play your favourite game/ play a game with others.

πŸ₯° Listen to your favourite podcast/radio show.

πŸ₯° Write what you love about yourself.

πŸ₯° Try a new recipe and cook yourself a delicious meal.

πŸ₯° Have a singing session, put your favourite tunes on have a dance and sing around the house when no one is watching.

πŸ₯° Pamper yourself, paint your nails, deep condition your hair.. etc.

πŸ₯° Call someone you love.

πŸ₯° Read some positive affirmations.

πŸ₯° Read some quotes.

πŸ₯°Read some poetry.

πŸ₯° Read some short stories.

πŸ₯°Go for a walk with your dog/spend some time with a pet.

πŸ₯°Go for a nature walk.

πŸ₯°Plan a fun day out.

πŸ₯° Practice mindful breathing.

πŸ₯° Go bird spotting.

πŸ₯° Adult colouring.

πŸ₯°Write something.

πŸ₯° Draw something.

πŸ₯° Change your clothes.

πŸ₯° Do some gardening.

πŸ₯° Try completing a puzzle.

Remember when you are struggling…

I hope this helps someone.

Rest easy lovely people.

Faye x

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