5 Self Care Tips For When You’re Having A Tough Day
We’re all familiar with that sinking feeling during the day when everything that has been piling up starts to take a toll on us. Nothing is going right, and life keeps throwing new stuff at you to juggle. Everything feels like it’s falling apart.
Pause, take a deep breath, and remember you’ve dealt with situations like this before. You’ll get through it. But here are a few things you can do to help you deal with this.
Do something for yourself. A trip to the spa, a little retail therapy or maybe get your favorite food for dinner.
When everything is going wrong, you need to have at least one thing go right. Let yourself indulge. You deserve it.
Take a long, hot shower
Not only will this help your tense muscles relax, it’ll also give you a break from everything. You’ll get some alone time to be able to clear your head. And the happy soapy smells will lift your mood.
Call a friend
It can be hard to reach out. You feel like you’re burdening someone with your problems. But you need to talk! People that are close to you will not feel burdened. If it makes you feel any better, ask your friend if they’re free to listen to you vent. This will make it easier for you to talk because then you won’t have to wonder if they need to be somewhere else. Just letting it out can make a difference.
Go for a run
If you feel you are able to go for a run, do it! It gives you a healthy way to channel your anger, anxiety, frustration, and any other negative emotions you might be feeling. It also releases chemicals that lift your mood. And you feel great after you’re done!
During a tough time we’re too hard on ourselves. Remember:
It’s okay to make mistakes. Forgive yourself, you’re only human.
You cannot control everything.
You’re trying your best.
Your emotions are valid. Give yourself the space to feel sad, upset, etc.
You matter, and your happiness matters.
You’ve achieved things in the past.
Write all these reminders, and then some, on post its and put them up around you. Fight that self-doubt and know you’re doing okay.