As a continuation of my last post, 6 things to do if you’re having a bad day, I thought I’d share a self-care routine with you all, perfect for when you’re not feeling your best.
If you’re having a bad day, then try your best to remember it’s just a bad day not a bad life, but I hope these tips help you out. If you do the whole routine, or just pick and choose a few things that will suit you – I hope you feel better soon.
So, here’s my self-care routine for when you’re having a bad day:
It might seem like a lot of effort, and you might not feel up to it, but you’ll thank yourself later when you’re feeling all cosy.
Light Some Candles or Incense:
It’s a fairly obvious one, but working on improving your environment in a way that takes minimal effort is a sure-fire way to feel better.
I always recommend meditating on your negative feelings. While distraction may seem tempting, it’s always good to sit and observe your thoughts for a little while and let them pass, if that’s possible, if not distraction is a good method too.
I’ve found these rollerballs so helpful and they smell so nice. There’s three in this product, happy vibes, total de-stress and sleep better. They’re only £12 from Amazon and I’d definitely recommend them. *Not affiliated* I use the happy vibes before I go out for the day, total de-stress if I’m feeling anxious or stressed and sleep better before bed.
After I’ve meditated, I then put on my feel-good playlist ready for the next stage in my self-care routine.
I have quite a simple skincare routine, just a bamboo face wash that I picked up really cheap from BeautyBay *Not affiliated* and a Simple Moisturiser, but I find when my skin is looking and feeling good it makes me feel that little bit better which is why I recommend if you’re having a rough day do your skincare routine.
Linking in with the skincare routine is using a face mask. Taking a bit of time out of your day to just relax and pop on a face mask can do the world of good. I recommend to do it after your meditation as otherwise your thoughts might be racing while your waiting for your face mask to do it’s thing and it’s always better to feel peaceful.
Add some bath bombs/fizzers in there for good measure and just relax for a little while. I’ve got so many bath bombs at the moment, I just keep buying them when I’m out and about.
Wearing fresh pyjamas/loungewear is always a good thing as feeling comfortable promotes a feeling of safety and security.
Paint Your Nails:
It’s a relaxing activity and it can make you feel good, so why not paint your nails?
Pursue your hobby:
Whether that’s painting or poetry, take an hour out of your day/evening to do something you really enjoy. It could even be cooking. Creativity is proven to help boost mood levels and decrease the stress hormone cortisol.
Netflix/Amazon Prime/Now TV/Disney+
Spend an hour or so watching your favourite TV show, it could be a new series you’ve started watching or your favourite movie. Just cosy up and watch something you like; recently I’ve been watching The Bold Type.
Get it all out of your system in a healthy way and by practising gratitude, you can read my post all about that here, you can learn to appreciate the here and now a little bit more.
So that’s my self-care routine for when I’m having a bad day and it really does help me loads so I’d recommend it. Even if it’s not all your cup of tea, there’s bound to be something on this list that’ll help you feel a little bit better.
All the best,