• Lee Fullerton

Self-care tips: for the not so good days


Everyone has those days where they’re not feeling 100% and need a little bit of help looking after themselves. Whether it’s in work, at school, or at home, you always need to look after yourself in whatever way you can. Here we are with our little tips for looking after your own emotional health, we hope these help!

Sing and Dance

Put on your favourite song in the world, as loud as you can and belt it out at the top of your lungs! Dance and sing all over the house for as long as you want. Alternatively, if the neighbours aren’t too appreciative of the loud music, host your own silent disco and stick some headphones in and have a dance that way instead.

Have a Laugh

Sometimes all you need is a good laugh. All you need to do is get on YouTube and look for videos of your favourite comedian! Depending on the comedian you might want to wear headphones if you’re in a public place, best be safe. If you can’t do that, I’ve got a joke for you. What’s blue and square? AN ORANGE IN DISGUISE! That was courtesy of Sandi, I am not taking responsibility for that joke, I apologise.

Run a Bath

It doesn’t matter how you do it. Whether you cover the room in candles or put on some nice relaxing music. Run yourself a nice warm bath, with as many bubbles as you can fit. Give yourself a bubble beard, take the obligatory bubble beard selfie, and then relax. Alternatively, if you don’t want to look like Santa, cut back on the bubbles or throw in a bath bomb and chill out without a big beard.

Draw a Pretty Picture

It doesn’t matter how you do it. Whether you cover the room in candles or put on some nice relaxing music. Run yourself a nice warm bath, with as many bubbles as you can fit. Give yourself a bubble beard, take the obligatory bubble beard selfie, and then relax. Alternatively, if you don’t want to look like Santa, cut back on the bubbles or throw in a bath bomb and chill out without a big beard.

Have a Good Cry

A tactical cry to acknowledge all of your emotions and just let it all out might help. It’s not a good idea to trap all of your built up emotions inside, let them free! If you need some help then watch a sad film. The Lion King does it, when Simba taps Mufasa after Scar pushed him from that cliff... I can feel the tears coming now.

Pet Your Pet

Whether they’re soft and fluffy, scaly or covered in feathers, having a cuddle with your animal best friend could be just what the doctor ordered. You can even talk to them and explain to them what’s up, the best of it is, they never argue! What could be better? If you don’t have a pet then here’s a video of cats and dogs being, well, cats and dogs.

Be With Your Friends

Spend some time with your friends. The people closest to you always know the best way to cheer you up and make sure that you’re okay. If they’re not free right this minute then schedule some time where you can all meet up together. You can look at all the other things on this list and add a friend to them if you wanted! Laugh with a friend. Dance with a friend. Maybe not run a bath with a friend but you can definitely cry with a friend!

Make a Positivity Jar

A positivity jar basically is a jar where you store all of your positive moments or thoughts so that you can look at them later on when you’re not feeling too positive. The positive thought can be big or small and you can decorate the jar however you see fit. Pulling out your positive thoughts and reading them back might just be the little bit of positivity you need.

Bake Something

What’s your favourite cake? Do you know how to bake it? Yes? We’re on to a winner here! Get the oven gloves on, get out the big whisk and open the recipe book. Make as big a mess as you need to, it’s in the name of self-care. Should probably clean it up afterwards though... There is one thing I ask, whatever you bake, no matter how big or how small, send us a picture! If you’re feeling extra generous, bring some for us to try. Long shot I know.

Our Self-Care Kit

We’ve just updated our website to include our amazing self-care kit. Click here to be taken to the page. You can read it on the page or download it, print it and scribble all over it wherever you need to! There’s all sorts of helpful pages in the booklet, including ways to be calm, healthy boundaries exercises, how to challenge negative thoughts and much more. Go have a look, see what you think and give it a go!

That’s it, my little tips. I hope they helped! Share with your friends on Facebook and Twitter to help them look after themselves too. If you have any tips then leave them down below in the comments for everyone to see.


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