Spa weekend with mum Feb; Go ape start of March; Concert end of March; comedian show May….. Tonight – Hot pot night with my two best friends.
It doesn’t have to be anything big, it could be a sleepover with your friends, going for a massage, a long walk with your dog or getting your nails done. The point is that self-care is important and having things to look forward to is a form of my self-care. I like to plan things in advance so that I can have something coming up that I know I’m going to enjoy. It also gives me time to prepare for the day so I can re-charge my batteries if needed, maybe by having a long shower the night before or an early night.
I’ve found planning things in advance to look forward to has really helped me, maybe it’s something you would take satisfaction from too, maybe not, but finding/recognising your form of self care is something that you can benefit from by making sure to prioritise whatever it is. Maybe that seems a little selfish if we already have hectic lives, but I don’t think there is anything wrong with being a little selfish when it come to putting our mental health first.
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