Mental Health

Finding little bits of peace

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Self-care is about taking time to do things to take care of ourselves.  Sometimes self-care is a more active practice, but it’s also good to fit in some pure relaxation, and just be.  Here are some of the things I like to do to relax:

  • Massage: my massage therapist uses a weighted blanket sometimes, which is also very relaxing
  • Aromatherapy: lavender is one of my favourite calming scents
  • Tea: it’s nice to curl up with a good book, a blanket, and a cup of tea on a cool fall day
  • Bubble bath: unfortunately this hasn’t happened for me for a while because my guinea pig boy has taken over that corner of the bathroom
  • Snuggles with the guinea pigs
  • Napping: I seldom get much sleep when I lie down for a nap, but if I can I like to take 30-60 minutes out of my afternoon to lie in bed and just go blank
  • Baking cookies: I need the motivation to actually get started on this, but once I’m at it I shift into domestic peace mode
  • Reading my favourite books I’ve read a million times, or watching the movies I’ve seen a million times
  • The sound of water: things like fountains, streams, and the ocean, preferably in person but also from a digital source

What are some of your favourite ways to relax?



37 thoughts on “Finding little bits of peace”

  1. Lying down is a huge thing I do too! Either I stay awake and plan whatever I want to do next, or I fall asleep because I needed a nap (and may or may not have known it), so it’s a win-win. In fact, I just took one now. Thanks for the kind email you sent me earlier! 🙂

  2. I do like half of them already. Self care is the best think you can do to yourself if you want to. I mean there are times you dont want to come out of bed. Coffee is my magic elixir.
    I cleanse with coconut oil that feels great too.

  3. Such a beautiful post ❤️ I also love to watch my favourite movie or read my favourite book with a cup of tea. I love the smell or lavender. Yesss the sound of water is so calming. The beach is my favourite place on earth.

  4. Hmm…
    *Putting on my eucalyptus mint candle (really good)
    *Listening to my favorite podcasts
    *Watching my favorite tv shows
    *Reading my favorite books

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