Having had a few tough weeks I made it my ultimate goal this week to do nothing too stressful or strenuous and spend time with family and practice self care. It baffles me how two separate weeks of doing the same thing can feel completely different and have a different effect on your mood and mental health. Last week I did nothing and found myself aggravated and somewhat uncomfortable because I wanted to be out and doing something, this week, I’ve done the exact same as last week however it was intentional this time and I actually feel really better for it.
Self Care Week
I’ve had a bubble bath EVERY – DAY which is something I don’t usually do at all, mainly because my skin doesn’t let me but this week it has been particularly nice to me and I’ve loved splashing in the bubbles and I’ve accompanied most with a plate of sweeties and music, not going to be great for the weight loss but was, in fact, great for my mind.
I’ve also purposely not stressed myself out in regards to the state of the house and I’ve actually taken my time every day to do the house chores, but it got done and it got done to the exact same standard and had a lot less stress involved. All in all, after this week I’ve been completely calm.
I’ve also noticed, due to cutting myself some slack I am actually on top form and usually when I’m writing these weekly updates I’m also thinking about the number of things I have to do (usually the laundry pile how two people produce so much washing I have no idea) however, today all my chores are done before 12 pm. The sun is beaming through my window and I am typing this up as calmly as you can possibly be with a bird nibbling at your fingertips.
We took a trip to Stewart’s mum’s house (can’t remember what day now because all my days roll into one!). It was a short and sweet visit, we devoured a cracking Chinese and managed to catch up. Mum, Nan, and Eli came to visit on Friday which was really nice, we took a mooch around some shops and obviously, we can’t go anywhere without nans obligatory coffee at costa beforehand and that was that. We spent all the other time of Stewart’s days off doing small DIY bits to the house.
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What have you been up to this week? Do you ever indulge in full self care weeks or do you just stick to a day or evening routine? I’m interested to know.