Monday, 18 September 2017

5 Ways To Take Time Out For Yourself

I always struggle to take proper time out for myself; indulge in bubble baths, chocolate and watch Netflix for so long it asks me if I'm still there. Self care is one of my biggest passions, so I thought I'd share some ideas on how to take time out for yourself. 

Cook Yourself A Childhood Favourite | I've really got into comforting food recently especially all of my beige childhood favourites. I've been baking potatoes with cheese, helping myself to a plateful of cheesy chips and delving into a sharing size bag full of tortilla crisps. I want to get back into baking more and whipping up some sweet treats ready for Halloween - Fiendish Fancies anyone? 

A Bath With Candles | As you're reading this post I'm currently on holiday in Scotland in a gorgeous cottage, and guess what I bought with me? Candles. That's right candles. Oh and a dressing gown. Sometimes the little luxuries can't be left at home and for me there's nothing like a bath filled with bubbles surrounded by candles after a day out in the rain and cold -  The perks of Autumn! 

A New TV Series or Book | This is a simple one, but finding a new page turner or TV series you can binge watch is a great way to switch off from your phone or laptop if you want to. I've got a blog post scheduled for later this week all about what's on my Autumn reading list, but I'm looking forward to spending the afternoon reading a gripping thriller! 

Learn Something New | I'm always Googling and researching new beauty products and the pieces to add to my wardrobe, but you can learn a lot on there about a new skill or fact. One of my favourite ways to spend some time is learning about the full moon or the healing properties of certain herbs - It's a great way to immerse yourself in something. 

Turn Your Hand To A New Hobby | Similarly to learning something new, you can easily lose yourself for an hour or two picking up a new hobby. Whether it's a craft like cross stitch or baking along to the Great British Bake Off, turning your hand to a new hobby can be a great way to take time out for yourself. 

How do you like to relax and switch off? 

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