In the morning of today, I tried some meditation which focused on a body scan and really noting and focusing on any ailments or any niggles I had and what to do with them. Usually, in the evening, I do some Yoga but as it was my day off I decided to in the afternoon, so I practised some standing stretches which felt really nice.
After relaxing and calmness my brain became scattered and I was overwhelmed with things I had to do today and I could not prioritise. Though it was frosty the sun was out and it looked lovely so I was inspired by Wilderness Handmade Cards and went on a short 20min walk to the woodlands of Prudhoe.
Do you know what? It was really nice, fresh and crisp but still really nice. I had my headphones on listening to Lady Gaga and Little Mix I was following wherever my legs would take me. Found myself on a path that I had not walked down in a while, I paused my music and just appreciated what was around me, the birds singing, the trees, the hills, the greenery and the weather. I loved being with mother nature.
And when I came home, not only did I feel warm haha I felt with one with myself and I felt refreshed like I knew what I needed to do and what to do first. And do you know what else I did? I made an Instagram story about it. Instagram is another blog post I need to write but I have been so scared of creating stories, I just thought screw it let’s just share this moment with my followers and remind everyone about self-care.
This is what this post is really about, taking time out for yourself. No matter if you are at home, in an office, at work- if you are feeling stressed, then I recommend going out for a walk or simply stepping out of that room and taking time out for yourself- trust me it will do you the world of good.
Self-care is so important and I used to think it was a lot of old rubbish but it isn’t, it is nice to have time for yourself.
And now later this evening, I am going to get myself a bath bomb and have a bath and listen to some music. And just unwind from the day.
*I wrote this on the 30th of January*