Self-Care Slip!

Ok guys, I have to make a confession. I haven’t been looking after myself. I’m not talking about a slip for a few days or a week, I’m talking about months. There’s a reason I’m telling you this because no matter how much I want everyone to take care of themselves and the fact I’ve been making sure my friends are but not doing it for myself.

It’s been a thing for a while and I’ve tried to have an ‘I’m fine, everything’s fine I don’t care’ kind of attitude, but that’s not entirely truthful. I slipped into a cloud of Anxiety, Depression and a bit of neglect. I stopped going to the gym, I worked every single hour I could on some kind of project I was involved in and my eating habits weren’t great either. The problem is I’m too stubborn to have let anyone help until I wanted them to.

So, what am I going to do about it?

I need to get back on track and I need to have a plan to do, so here it goes.

I’m going back to the gym 

I put it off, partly because I was waiting to see a specialist but also because I didn’t have the motivation. I didn’t want to go and work out because I didn’t see the point in working on my own body. But! I’ve got plans with my sister and my best friend to slowly get back into it.


Where possible I’m not taking work home with me 

I’m the worst for this. I don’t stop thinking about work, ideas, concerns etc and I know it’s not good for me. It’s not possible every day to leave work at work but I have to think about myself and realise that I’m a person outside my job. That I need to spend time relaxing or doing things I enjoy because stressing 24/7 about small things won’t make me any better at what I do.

I need to think more about what I’m eating in a healthy way 

Sooo, yep my eating habits haven’t been great. I haven’t been planning it’s been a grab and go when I have a chance situation. Which just screams not healthy. In the past, I’ve forgotten to eat until really late and that’s just a bad idea.

I need to actually sleep 

I push myself to stay awake even when I’m super tired because I want to get things done. Even though I know I’ll feel worse for it in a few days. See I told you I was stubborn. So I’m trying to set time for myself and sleep and also have one weekend day where I have nothing planned and no alarms set where possible!

Have you got any tips or things that you need to work on yourself? I’d love to hear them in the comments below!


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