6 Self Care Practices For When You're Feeling Low
The stigma surrounding mental health is unbelievable. Unfortunately, we live in a society where the physical outweighs the emotional. When you're physically hurt or ill, you're surrounded by people who want to support you but shockingly, the same can't be said for when you're mentally hurt or ill. The way that mental health is shrugged off and ridiculed is a big problem. We need to be able to acknowledge it, we need to be able to talk about it and we need to be able to support it. Mental health is not a joke, it's just as important as physical health.
So I've put together my go to self care practices that I perform when I feel as if things are getting too much. I really hope this can help!
1. Pamper Yourself
Nothing will make you feel better about yourself than taking time out to look after yourself. Take a night (or hell, even a day) and run yourself a nice, hot bubble bath with your favourite music or book, slap on a hair and face mask and give yourself a manicure. It sounds a bit too simple but it will help.
2. Note Down 10 Things That You're Grateful For
In my opinion, this practice is underrated. Reminding yourself of the people and things in your life that you love the most will honestly make you realise just how lucky you are and that you have so much to be thankful for!