This morning I still don't feel well so I thought I'd I'd share my recent post from Meet Other Mums on my blog today. I do hope you like it. I'm now off to the doctors with possible Laryngitis!
We all have those days, those I’d-rather-stay-in-bed-than-face-the-day days. However, when you have kids you have no choice but to face every day. So how can you make those days that little easier to face? Perhaps putting together a self care hamper that’s unique to you may be the answer.
For me facing the day is made a little easier by surrounding myself with my favourite things. After a lovely shower to refresh me and waken me up a little I love to put on comfortable clothing. Gone are those days of rings round my legs as the socks cut off the circulation in my legs leaving rings round them and in their place are some honey comb socks and fluffy ones. I also like to wear skinny super stretch jeans and cosy tops. Looking good often leads to feeling good right?
When I went into hospital I surrounded myself with my favourite magazines and colouring books. Yes there’s the television and it’s possible to take in your own technology to watch your favourites. Someone I shared the room with had a passion for Only Fools and Horses so the theme tune has been well and truly ingrained in me now. However, I opted for a full on break in technology and if I felt like doing some writing I always had pens and paper at the ready.
Another way I find that gives me a pick me up is to make something. Whether there’s a birthday coming up, other celebration or not. Getting my craft on so to speak helps lift my mood and there’s always something to learn. One of the trips I took to France to see family and friends saw me take with me a portable creative travel kit. One friend couldn't believe her eyes when she saw me start creating something from it and was so impressed by it that she thought she’d create her own when she got back home.
Ok so these last two things can’t be packed in a hamper but you just can’t beat them right? They are walks in the fresh air and having baby snuggles. What are your go to remedies for self care?