I’ve always been a pretty sensitive person but it’s taken me a long time to realise that this means I need to take extra care to ensure I don’t burn out. I’m all too guilty of saying yes to too much and not saving enough time for myself. It’s all very well for a while, but eventually, after one too many late nights and early mornings, something’s gotta give and that something is usually my mental wellbeing. When I’m not taking care of myself, I become more forgetful, I get stressed over tiny things, and I feel overwhelmed by everything.
We’re taught to feel guilty for taking time out or time for ourselves, but it’s one of the most important and healing things we can do. So, here are some ways to practice self-care for those times where you just need a little down time.