Bullet Journalling or Art Journalling
Both of these can release your busy mind. Focus on the page in front of you and what you need to organise or get out.
Bullet Journal can help you organise yourself which will help alleviate stress or feeling like you have too much on.
Art Journalling can help you get your creative side back, carry a notebook and doodle. I have a little watercolour set that is handbag friendly.
Escape for a weekend
If you are like me and always find things to do around the house even if there is spare time then a trip away can really focus the mind on enjoying the moment. Book an apartment in a new city and experience what it has to offer. You don’t need to take the kids – why not switch a weekend with your partner and then focus on something that is entirely for you, visit art galleries or snuggle in the apartment and watch Netflix until 2am with the knownledge no-one will be jumping on your head at 6am!
Look after your mind
Self care isn’t always about a spa day. There is so much more and mental health is one of those things you need to look after. Pick up a book or start a course – something that will get your interest peaked and work with your intellect. I love taking a new short course or picking up a book. I’ve just finished Witch by Lisa Lister and although it has taken me 3 months every time i picked it up those moments were just for me.
Create a Ritual
Whether it is concentrating on your breathing first thing in the morning, a short online yoga class, that first coffee of the day or a bath (I search for online discounts at Groupon on my favourite bath scents to save money) make sure that before you start your day to do something unique to you. I love that first coffee of the morning and saviour it as much as I can. I find that something to start the day the right way makes my creativity flow better. Rewards dont always have to be at the end of the day.
So what rituals do you include in your self care plan?