I hope you guys have had a lovely weekend and a great start to the week, I can’t believe it’s already March! Last month, I wrote a post about some of my favourite self-care tips and so I thought I would write a bit more about self-care and various different ways I like to spend a ‘me day’.
So, first of all, I want to highlight the importance of making sure you have a ‘me day’, I think sometimes we all get so busy with work, school or university that we forget to make sure we have those days off and really take the time to relax. I know for me, that having days where I have some quality time with myself allows me to take a step back from university and all the stress that comes with it and just spend some time really taking care of my mental wellbeing.
My usual go-to ‘me day’ consists of reading a good book (sometimes rereading one that I know makes me feel good), finding a cute coffee shop somewhere in London and going on a stroll (if the weathers nice). And then spending the rest of the day at home binging something on Netflix and burning candles. Honestly, nothing beats those kinds of days, and living in London means there’s always a coffee shop I haven’t visited or some little nook of London that I haven’t seen yet.
If the weathers not so good, which is more often than not in the UK, then I love spending the day cuddled up at home under a warm blanket, wither watching something on Netflix or reading a really good book. The day is never complete without some mellow music playing in the background and some candles burning. Sometimes, if I feel like I want to be a bit more productive, I try to write some blog posts or at least plan some or bake something delicious (banana bread is my favourite).
But as much as I love having a ‘me day’ and just not being very social, sometimes I love to spend my days off with my friends and family. During term time and I’m at home in London with my housemates, we tend to all go out together, we just choose a random place in London, grab some food, go for a stroll around take pictures. Spending time with them, talking and just enjoying each other’s company is probably one of my favourite ways to relax after a stressful week.
I would love to hear how you spend a typical ‘me day’ and what helps you relax after a stressful week.
I hope you enjoyed the post and i hope you have a lovely week!
Love Sharuni xx