Mothers day on the whole can be a beautiful day for some, but for others it can be a sensitive and painful time and cause a lot of decline in mental health and so I wanted to create a little post about how you can promote self care when you’re struggling during this tough time. Below are some feel good things to do to make sure you’re feeling as best as you can despite struggling. One critical thing to remember is that it’s ok not to be ok. It’s ok to go through these emotions and allow yourself to feel them. You are only human. Let yourself feel but then give yourself a helping hand too. (These are some of my recommendations for mums and those in general so they are the same as those in my Feel good things to do for mums post but to keep it a safe place for those struggling, they are here on a separate post for you.)
Pamper and mini home spa evening – Crack open a bottle or mug of your favourite beverage and retreat to the bathroom solo or with your partner. Gather your spa essentials like spa headbands, face masks, cucumbers for your eyes (and maybe a light snack), your best moisturiser and skincare and your most cosy PJ’s. Have it ready for you when you’re finished in your bath or shower. Use your favourite bath bomb, oils or gels or your glorious pick of shower gel and hair care. If you’re the reading type like me, pick out your current read or start a new light hearted one and have a little calming session in the bath if that’s how you role. If you’re not a reader, maybe change it up and listen to some uplifting music or a podcast that makes you feel happy and upbeat. We’re focusing on what we want, what makes us happy and how we can have the best ‘me time’ session there is! Oh and how could I forget? Get some candles on if that’s what sets your mood too.
Internet shopping – Yes I said it! Treat yourself to some new things whether that be books, beauty, skincare, flowers, homeware, clothes or anything that you love. If you can do it safely in terms of money then you deserve it. The internet is fun of amazing companies whether that be Etsy, Amazon or just sites and apps full of goodies, have a good look and see what tickles your fancy.
Feel good films & shows – Get cosy, gather up your favourites or some feel good films or shows, make or order in some good food and have a cheeky tipple or your favourite drink. Here are some recommendations that may help put a smile on your face and help you feel a little brighter:
- Bride Wars
- Friends with benefits
- Always be my maybe
- That Awkward moment
- New Girl
- Your favourite Youtubers!
Pinterest time – One thing I love doing when I feel a little rubbish or just when the mood feels right is having a good look at the wonders of Pinterest. I’m talking home decor, fashion, design inspo, books, blogs, cute animals, crafting, illustrations or just some foodie images. It always gets me in a good mood and makes me inspired. So if you enjoy Pinterest, definitely use it to your advantage during a relaxing evening.
Party for one or you and your partner – With lockdown still in place here in the UK, we cannot exactly go out for a lovely meal or night out so let’s bring that fun to our home. If you’re feeling up for it and would like to take your mind off f things, get on your best dress and if you can be bothered, your favourite makeup. Feel good in yourself, pop the prosecco out or your fave drink and get the music going. Have a solo dance or with your partner or those you live with and let your hair down. Play your favourite songs and have a mini disco so you can feel buzzing. Be free as a bird as long as you’re safe!
Thank you for reading. Please take care. You’re doing amazing.