There are those times when we can feel ourselves struggling with the everyday. It is often nothing specific that is getting us down, and we can find it hard to pinpoint what the problem actually is. This happens to us all from time to time, and the answer is often that we are just a little rundown and have barely taken the time for a break in weeks or even months. When this happens it is time for some self care, so today we want to share with you 5 ways to give yourself a boost.
Make a date with a friend
One of the best ways to give yourself a lift is by spending time with loved ones. They can help us to smile again and are there for us if we need to offload. This is why the first thing we would recommend that you do is make a date with a friend.
Just take a few moments now to drop a message to one or two friends suggesting that you meet up. It will be something that you can look forward to and you know that you will thoroughly enjoy the time that you spend with them.
Learn something new
When we learn new things we give our creativity a surge, our self confidence grows and our memory and concentration improve. All of this along with the fact that we will come away from the experience with a new skill or greater knowledge.
This could be absolutely anything, from a photography course to an online language class to reading a book about astronomy to checking out a YouTube tutorial on flower gardening. Think about something that you are curious about and learn a little more.
Take pride in your appearance
There is no doubt that whatever is going on inside of you is more important than the outside, but it can give you a boost to take some pride in your appearance and make a few changes.
You might book yourself in for a new color and cut with your stylist, you might want to look into more details about CoolSculpting or perhaps you will freshen up your wardrobe with one or two new items.
It is always a great lift when you feel confident in your skin.
This is a very simple, quick win. To give yourself an instant boost, get outdoors. Stand up from your desk, step away from your screens and get moving.
Spending time outside gives us fresh air and vitamin D along with the feel-good factor. Go and stroll along the beach, hike in the woods or take the dog to the park.
Have a duvet day
When was the last time that you had a duvet day? This need not be as literal as this, though if you want to lounge around in bed, then go for it! This is more about having a day where you can take things as they come. A day without work, chores or plans so that you can unwind.
You might choose to read a book, take a long run, have an indulgent lunch or cosy up on the sofa and watch Netflix.
This is about letting your body and mind relax and refresh.