Self Care Sunday #1

Welcome to the first of a new feature on the blog, it is something I have been thinking about doing for a long time, but never got around to doing.

I think self care is important for everyone, young and old and everyone in between. It is also something that I admittedly do not practice regular, in fact the only self care I really do it reading endlessly.

What is Self Care?

So according to WHO defines self-care as β€œthe ability of individuals, families and communities to promote health, prevent disease, maintain health, and to cope with illness and disability with or without the support of a healthcare provider”.

That is the broad definition of self-care, for me self-care is taking that time out to reset my mental health, ground myself and just generally do things that I want to do rather than what I have to do

Why Self Care Sunday?

Sunday is the end of the week, a day of rest if you are at all religious and the day to reset and relax before the new week starts. I know some see Sunday as the beginning of the week but I will always see a Monday as being the start of a new week purely because of the kids going to school.

Self Care Ideas

  • Get outside into nature
  • Have a bubble bath.
  • Read a book.
  • Try meditation
  • Yoga
  • Watch a funny movie
  • Journaling

I am sure the list is endless, but these are off the top of my head that I hope to practice.


Over the coming weeks I am going to dedicate some time on a Sunday just for me, just an hour or two and see what effect it has on my mental health and general wellbeing. Check back in next week to see what I managed to do self-care wise today.

What is something you do to practice self care?
This post is part of the #blogtober21 series be sure to check back for more instalments.

Fee

Fee is a 35 year old mother of three, who has been on the blogging scene since 1996. Over the years she has tried to change her style but finds the personal diary effect to be her niche - there are not many of those around in the blogging world nowadays.

6 thoughts on “Self Care Sunday #1

  • October 3, 2021 at 3:22 pm
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    I always have a lazy day on a Sunday. I don’t usually even switch my laptop on until mid-afternoon. The break from blogging and social media is good. I hope you find some time to yourself today x

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  • October 3, 2021 at 7:12 pm
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    I always practice self care by reading or just allowing myself to relax. Happy Sunday!

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    • October 4, 2021 at 5:23 pm
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      Yeah I love to read and always got my nose in a book (well kindle app) its definitely one of the best ways for me to relax x

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  • October 4, 2021 at 8:47 am
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    It’s something I’ve started to practice more due to a chronic pain condition. At first I rolled my eyes at the thought of meditation but it does start to have an effect.

    I’ve started following you, so I look forward to hearing more.

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    • October 4, 2021 at 5:22 pm
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      I have tired and failed at meditation so many times until someone said to me that there is no wrong way to mediate to start with and eventually I will begin to tune out the “noise” in my head, it is definitely on my list to practice x

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