Self-care tips for people that don't know how to relax

I don’t know about anyone else, but I overwork myself sometimes and push myself to the point of exhaustion. I find that a night to myself, doing a bit of self-care, helps me feel a bit more human. Likewise, when I’m having a crappy day and I don’t have any self-confidence, I do these things to appreciate myself. I hope that if you’re looking at this, some of my ideas might help you get into a better state of mind and make you feel beautiful. I find it really difficult to do nothing, it just doesn't feel right to me, so these are some of the things I do to make myself stop and look after myself.

Pick a night when you can be alone or with someone that makes you feel calm

  • Paint your nails and toes, pick a colour that makes you feel happy
  • Cleanse and tone your face, then stick a mask on, I love Liz Earle’s Deep Cleansing mask or Soap and Glory's self-heating mask. Nothing like a bit of skincare to make you feel like you have your sh*t together.
  • Light a candle (unless you’re in a student house), the light from a candle is soothing as well as the scent
  • Draw a bath and make it fancy. Epsom salt baths are great if you’ve been under the weather or use your favourite Lush bubble bar, I Iove the Unicorn Horn.
  • Exfoliate your body in the bath (I like Lush’s coffee scrub because I live and breathe coffee)
  • Listen to relaxing music, here’s my relaxing playlist -- (Relax)
  • Use a hair mask or leave your conditioner in a little bit longer so your hair gets a bit of a treatment
  • Get out of the bath after a good soak and dry yourself off, apply your favourite moisturiser to your face and your fav body butter to your body
  • Look in the mirror and remind yourself you’re beautiful
  • Comb your hair if it needs it and dry it
  • Stick on some comfy pyjamas and climb into bed with a blanket
  • Put on a feel good film or read a book you want to read (not your reading for a seminar, not something for your course, something you want to enjoy!)
  • Meditate or (if you practice Nichiren Buddhism like me) Chant. It makes you feel 1000 times better.
  • Spritz your pillow with something to make you sleep better, I use the This Works Sleep Spray and it really works for me.

Look after yourselves!


4 thoughts on “Self-care tips for people that don't know how to relax”

  1. I feel like this one really spoke to me, I get so ancy when I try to just sit there and do nothing. So I get told all the time I need to do more self care, but just feel selfish when I do — but was told I need to get over that really quick, lol – so thanks for this

    1. Yeah, I feel like I need to tell myself to do a bit more self care, otherwise I just forget about relaxing. I hope that you can take something away from my suggestions! Be selfish. Look after yourself.
      Molly x

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