Do yourself a favor and take just 10 minutes today to relax.
Some of you may or may not have noticed the lack of uploads last week. I just wanted to come back here and take a moment before we get back into the swing of reviews and lookbooks and remember the really important things in life like family, friends, and your mental health. I always have been a good student and been really on top of getting good grades and I’m a good worker, always saying yes to working more hours when needed. One thing I’m not that good at is taking care of myself. Without getting too much into the brain of Amber Bains, I’m going to share my tips on how to take a break from the world and take some time for yourself and your own mental health.
One thing that I really want to emphasize here is this: it’s okay to check out. Whether you need to take a couple hours away for yourself or even a full day, you owe it to yourself to be able to recharge and rejuvenate yourself. I know when I get burned out, I can’t give my full 100% to something – heck, I give maybe 15-20% to everything when I’m burned out but the things I have going on in my life are so important to me that they deserve that full 100%. And if you do have anything that you don’t think deserves 100% from you, try to take the steps necessary to cut it out and don’t feel guilty about it. Rather think, that now you can allocate that time and that energy and give it to the things or the people you truly love.
- Take a bath. I love Lush bath bombs in my bath because they leave my skin so soft and smooth afterward.
- Meditate. Headspace is my absolute favorite and meditation is something that I try to use on a nightly basis to really let myself let go of the worries of the world.
- Read a book. Try to get out of your world and your problems and submerse yourself into some other time, place or person.
- Or, binge your favorite Netflix series. Sometimes mind-numbing netflix binging is exactly what you need.
- Call your mom. Moms have a way to heal that not everyone else has.
- Call your best friend.
- Take a paper and pen and just write. It doesn’t have to be about your feelings if you don’t want it to be. Write about anything. Or write to someone – you don’t have to send it.
- Light a candle. Sometimes olfactory sensations can ease anxiety in some people.
- Lay in your bed. In the dark, or with lights on. In silence or with music. Whatever feels right.
- If you need to, reach out to a professional.
I don’t want this post to be too serious so heres a puppy:
Thanks for reading!