5 Absolute Ways to Practice Self-Care When Stressed!

With classes starting again and a lot of people going back to work, it can be easy to forget about making time for ourselves. As a disclaimer, I will say that these 5 things will not solve all your problems. These are just 5 things that help me de-stress and pour back into my cup when I feel drained from work, life, etc!

1. Workout

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With classes starting again and a lot of people going back to work, it can be easy to forget about making time for ourselves. As a disclaimer, I will say that these 5 things will not solve all your problems. These are just 5 things that help me de-stress and pour back into my cup when I feel drained from work, life, etc!

Making time to work out has always been one of my favourite forms of self-care. This looks different for everyone. You can go for a walk, go to the gym, go cycling, whatever works for you! I always finish a workout feeling so much better knowing I set aside time in my day to improve myself. Also, it gets me out of my head a little bit. My favourite way to do this recently has been RIDE!

2. Spend the Morning in Bed

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How often do you set aside time in the morning to just lay in bed for a while? Don’t make any plans until noon and give yourself some time to relax before you do anything that day. This may be more of a weekend thing for some people but how much better will your days be when you give yourself time to just relax in the morning? I definitely struggle making time for this but I love when I get to do it! Get some coffee or tea and just read a book in bed or watch your favourite show on Netflix.

3. Go Outside

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Go somewhere you are surrounded by nature. Maybe a park or somewhere by the water (my personal favourite). Focus on your breathing and being fully present at that moment. Getting to experience nature while practising mindfulness is heavenly! With the Texas heat, this may be harder to do during the day, which is why I love doing this during sunset.

4. Have An At-Home Spa Session

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Go somewhere you are surrounded by nature. Maybe a park or somewhere by the water (my personal favourite). Focus on your breathing and being fully present at that moment. Getting to experience nature while practising mindfulness is heavenly! With the Texas heat, this may be harder to do during the day, which is why I love doing this during sunset.

5. Go Do Something Alone

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I know some of you are probably thinking, “Alone? No thanks..”, but I promise you this is beneficial in so many ways. The more you can do things alone, the more independent you can be. You can go wherever you want to and stay for however long you want. You get to just enjoy your own company. My favourite way to do this is by going to one of my favourite coffee shops or I’ll go to NadaMoo, my favourite ice cream shop. It’s kind of like taking yourself out on a date! Treat yourself.

Shambhavi Singh

Hi! My name is Shambhavi Singh and I am from Lucknow, UP. I am completing my graduation from the Amity University at Noida with a B. Des in Fashion Design! Hook 'em ;) No matter what brought you to my blog, I am so glad you are here. I really want this to be a space where I can create content that will reach and relate to other people in a positive way.

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