It goes without saying, most of us just so happen to live busy and chaotic lives: go to school, go to work, do this, do that, take care of this, take care of that- it's a never ending cycle! Now, I don't know about you... but being a self-confessed workaholic, I know how hard it can be to detach yourself and relax- especially when there are other tasks that seem thousands of times more important, and here is where the problem lies... Think, it's only a ticking time bomb before your mind is overworked stressed- and that only brings about problems for you! So, if you're sometimes struggling for time- what can you do to take care of yourself and your mind?
Always have a set time to stop working
To avoid overworking and burning yourself out, always have a set time when you stop working, revising whatever it may be. Mine's usually 9-10pm, but you can obviously tailor the time to suit your lifestyle! Then, from that point on to the time to go to bed, you can do whatever else you wish- so whether that's tidying your room, reading a book, scrolling through Instagram, relax and take the time to breathe!
Drink at least 2 litres of fluid a day
A pretty bog-standard tip here which you've probably had reiterated more times than you can count, but it's one words can't stress its importance! While it may result in more occasional trips to the toilet, it's going to keep your body hydrated, skin clear and mind able to concentrate (and in my case, not light-headed)!
Have a set pamper evening every week
If you're an avid makeup wearer or love to travel like me, your skin probably needs this one as much as your mind! Have a dedicated day and (roughly) time when you give your skin the treat it needs- it doesn't matter whether you've got a face mask on, or whether you're more of a bath bomb person, whatever makes you feel great is the key!
From time to time, have a social media detox
Social media: something we all seem to have a soft spot for, whether it be Twitter, Instagram or Snapchat! However, although you may be reluctant, it's important to switch off from time to time- not only will you have more time to focus on yourself and personal projects (instead of planning the perfect Instagram post), but you'll come back feeling refreshed, more positive and in my case, inspired!
A few weeks ago, I think I gave about half of my wardrobe away to charity- and it was one of the best things I've done for myself. Now when I look at my wardrobe, it's far less overwhelming- I can only see the things I love and use, and putting outfits together has never been easier! That, and somebody else will benefit from my clutter- so tidy up, get rid of things you haven't used in over a year and feel a weight lifted off your shoulders as you're doing it!
Try something new
For self-care and relaxation, I highly recommend yoga and/or meditation- but if that's not up your street, try something new that is! It can be anything, a new food or a new activity- just don't limit yourself with your daily routine and you may find a new hobby!