Blogtober Day 4
October is here, so what better time to create the ultimate self-care ritual for the chilly seasons. Autumn and winter can be a nightmare for my skin due to the colder weather (and probably due to the stress of the holiday season) and if I don’t have some sort of skin/self
I dedicate time on a Sunday evening to my
It reminds me of the saying I read somewhere that goes along the lines of you can’t pour from an empty cup so fill your own cup and let the rest benefit from the overflow, and it is so true you can’t give your best if your running on empty and not
I start my ritual night by lighting candles, I then include a cuppa and change into some warm PJ’s, put fluffy socks on and then get the room feeling all
Journaling is a great tool for healing and clearing the mind and what makes them so great is that you can create them to suit your lifestyle and needs. I tend to use my journal to set weekly goals, plan out my week, write down any affirmations, thoughts, feelings, memories, goals etc. A great tip I leant from my auntie was to write down 5 things that made you happy every single day, this is great to look back on and remember all the different things we have been grateful for or that made us smile.
A great way to be mindful is to practice mediation, it has been used as an alternative therapy for many of years to feel connected and become more aware of our mind.
Disconnecting from technology and social media for a day (even a few hours) can be so beneficial for our minds, we live in a world where people are constantly online (myself included) so to take a break now and again is beneficial to our health. When you do unplug this provides the perfect opportunity to fill your time with doing something fun, you could learn a new skill like art or an instrument you have been wanting to learn.
I really enjoy my crisp evening walk with my dog and for me that’s the best and easiest way for me to clear my mind and find inner peace. My friends and I use walking as a form of therapy it helps so much if you feel overwhelmed or stressed. I also love taking photos of the views when I’m out on a nature walk and looking back on them (especially all the autumn pictures!)
EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) also known as tapping is a simple self-help technique that helps with emotional issues such as stress, anxiety and low self-esteem. I don’t use eft tapping as much as I would like but it is a very effective way to help get rid of any limiting beliefs you may have, Brad Yates has so many YouTube videos on EFT tapping if you want to check them out.
Reading is great for our mind, I have found myself reading more motivational and personal development books lately but any book you love would be perfect for keeping your mind healthy and happy.
Anytime I feel overwhelmed and unorganised I add de-cluttering to my ritual which I feel also helps de-clutter my mind, and it’s an instant relief when I know the build-up of junk letters that were gathering in the top drawer or my bag (which I was starting to struggle to find anything in due to roughly 1264 receipts that I don’t know why I keep, lists and other random junk) has been organised and de-cluttered.
Anytime I bring out my adult colouring book I get so lost in it and before I know it Its 3 hours later, it feels like some sort of therapy for your mind it just takes all your troubles away for a while your invested in your art. If you haven’t tried adult colouring I would recommend it so much.
Its no secret that sleep is the one of the most important things to keep our mind healthy and happy so start making sleep a priority.
Skin care routine
My weekly skincare routine to help keep my eczema away and keep my skin looking and feeling healthy in the cold weather, this includes
DIY Hair mask
Full body exfoliate
Full body ultra-hydrating moisturize
DIY night-time face cream
Yoga is such a great way to keep fit and healthy, you don’t need to go to the gym, you don’t need to invest in expensive equipment, and you don’t even need to leave your house! Just turn on YouTube and find a 15 minute yoga video and follow along in the comfort of your own home, I am still a yoga newbie but I honestly love it, I feel so great and energised after a yoga session.
Water is so important for our body, if we don’t keep hydrated it can cause so many problems for our health such as fatigue, headaches, low blood pressure and dry skin.
Eat nourishing food
Eating healthy food is a must for our bodies to feel good and have the energy and nutrients we need, as the saying goes you are what you eat! I am not saying you need to eat a load of kale or spinach, just start by swapping one thing a day you normal
Spending time creating a vision board is such a fun way to visualize your dream life, my vision board consists of pictures of my dream car, dream house, inspirational quotes, pictures that represent my dream businesses and dream travel destinations. Anytime I look at my vision board it makes me feel happy, it reminds me of why I am working so hard on my blog and with work so that I can turn my vision board into a reality. Pinterest has loads of vision board ideas and posts where you can read how you can use a vision board to manifest your dreams.
Find Your Souls Purpose
I believe that every person on earth was created for a purpose, and in life we are given signs and opportunities to keep us on the right tracks of finding out and reaching our souls purpose, our desires, our greater selves and creating the life we love. Think about what fulfills you? What do you believe your soul purpose is? There are also quizzes you can find online to find out what your purpose is.
write your dreams and aspirations
Writing down your dreams, goals and aspirations is a fun way to manifest your dream life, when things are written down it is always easier to hold yourself accountable by taking action and working hard to achieve your goals.
Crystals are a great way to connect with the mind, body and soul, I use them on a daily basis and couldn’t be without them! No matter how I am feeling – anxious, nervous, confused, angry, sad, there is always a crystal that can help heal from any emotions. I love how pretty crystals too, are my favourite is rose quartz which is known as the ‘love stone’, this helps boost self-love and self-confidence and always helps me when I need to clear my heart chakra or release any negative energy. I love this rose quartz piece!
You can adapt your ritual depending on how you feel and how much time you have, I try to add a few ideas from each category to my ritual so I can spend time focusing on each to help balance my mind, body and soul.
Do you have a scared autumn ritual? I would love to hear how you keep your mind, body and soul happy and healthy at this time of year! Leave a comment below and let me know.
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