Adding little bursts of self care during your normal working days can help to keep you in a positive mindset and ready to tackle all your tasks. But every once in a while, you need and deserve a full 24 hours to yourself. Whether you take the day off work or get the grandparents to look after the kids one Saturday, make sure you carve out a self-care day every so often for a full recharge.
How you decide to spend that day is up to you. You might find relaxation in an hours-long bubble bath accompanied by a glass of red wine and that book you’ve been meaning to read for months. Or self care for you might be an energising hike up the mountainside to see the beautiful sights and enjoy a well-earned picnic at the top. Whatever you do, though, be sure to throw yourself into it completely – no feeling guilty for doing something that isn’t on your to-do list and try not to get tempted to use the day to do your chores instead of pampering yourself. Sticking a load of laundry on before your bath-time relaxation is fine, but if you’re clearing out the fridge and scrubbing out the microwave, that’s house care and not self care!