I think in a world where you work 9-5.30 everyday, you’ve got to keep up with bills, housework, love life and a social life it’s easy to not have the time to yourself that you need. I think it’s really important to do things by yourself and have some ‘me’ time. I’ve been trying little things lately to treat myself (without breaking the bank) and to help me feel better inside and out. So I thought I’d share some of these tips I’ve learnt over the past few weeks.
I’m all for having a pamper but it’s easy not to make time to just have a night where you try a face mask, paint your nails and have a long hot bath. Thanks to having a few more pamper evenings, I’ve discovered my love for face masks and I’ll let you in to a secret (I’ve got one on right now typing this post!)
Since being about 13/14 years old, I’ve suffered on and off with anaemia. One thing my mum did which helped me so much is she got me into taking vitamins. I think vitamins aren’t spoken about enough and the benefits they can give you are priceless. At the moment I’m trying out Seven Seas Perfect 7 and even though I haven’t seen results yet, these vitamins can help your skin and nails, hair, energy levels, hormonal activity and vision. I also think it’s important to take things like vitamin C to boost your immune system.
This is something I don’t do enough (probably because I’m always exhausted) but I am trying to do more. In fact tonight after work I went on the exercise bike and completed 10km! Exercise makes you feel better, keeps you fit and helps you burn off the calories of the occasional chocolate binge/dominoes pizza.
4. Take up a new hobby
I’d really like to join a fitness class, take up yoga or do something crafty but there are just not enough hours in the day. What I’m trying to do at the moment is spend more time doing everyday things (which helps me to relax) and one thing I’m really enjoying is cooking! This weekend I made cookies and after a long week, it really helped me switch off and relax.
5. Be More Social
We’re all guilty of not spending enough time with loved ones and sometimes even though you want to say no to that girly meal out, it’s best to say yes. Get out more, see your friends and loved ones and just surround yourself by positive people.
These are just a few things you can do to help you feel just that little bit happier with your lifestyle and I hope this post inspires you to try something new. What do you do to feel happier? Do you have any tips you’d like to share with me? Leave a comment below!
This post is sponsored by Seven Seas but as usual all thoughts, views and opinions are my own. (*)