Self Care Practices To Embrace In Autumn

I've noticed I've been lacking in the self-care department, especially since autumn has arrived. Of course I love Autumn, with it coming colourful and crispy leaves, being able to wear big jumpers without getting hot flushes and warm cocoa! But, as the days become shorter and darker I have seamlessly become more tired and reach for my bed to snuggle up warm and sleep whenever I can get the chance. Not to mention eating to much or too little, feeling down and having a general unwell feeling. I'm not used to writing blog posts about myself and my health but I think this may help others who are also having the post summer blues. So here are a 7 self care practices I'm going to embrace into my basically non existent routine for Autumn and on wards. High five to self love! Because everyone needs self care!

Relieve yourself of toxic relationships

Recently I have 'relieved' myself of someone toxic in my life. Although It's hard and I do miss them still I know that my life will be much for fulfilling and happier without them. Biting the bullet and taking the steps to get rid of toxic relationships can be the hard part. But once it's done you realise how much love, respect and kindness you actually deserve! If you didn't guess you deserve lots of it!

Give yourself time to relax

One of the ways I relax is drawing and painting just for myself but I always feel like I never have time or that I have to prepare for it. So One of the things that is great to do is find something you enjoy and find time to do it. This could be reading a book or taking a candle lit bath. This autumn I'm going to give myself time to relax and NOT feel guilty for it!

Be positive about what you have achieved instead of being negative about what you haven't done

I'm often very negative about my days. Always feeling like I could do more. But to be honest getting out of bed, showering and cracking on with some work or visiting a friend is really positive for me. Sometimes I've just got to realise this and focus on the positives instead of the negatives in my day.

Look after myself physically 

When I feel low which is one of the things that comes along with being diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder I tend to want to just lay in my bed all day and do nothing. But, this Autumn I'm going to strive to do look after myself more physically. Which could mean brushing my hair so it doesn't get knotty, going for a run or moisturising my face. 

Embrace earlier mornings

Mornings are great for some people but not so much for others, but what's the harm in trying something new? I find my sleep gets messed up a lot and I sleep through my alarm clock a dozen times. So I'm going to try and embrace a new routine by waking up earlier in the morning. Hopefully this will also help with my productivity as I'll have more time to do stuff!

Everything will work out

I often worry an awful lot which can affect my mental health. This could be worrying about work, university, friendships and life as we know it! But evidently life happens and it will work out the way it's supposed to eventually. So telling myself that everything will fit into place makes me worry a little less.

Be okay with not always feeling okay

It's okay to not feel okay! I forget that as human beings we have a ton of different emotions which are natural to feel. Of course occurrence of sadness can be horrible but it's better to feel it than push it away and trying to forget about it. So I'm going to make sure that I allow myself to feel sad when I'm not okay and know that it's totally okay. 

Self care is really important and I really hope I can use some of this advice to improve my mental health this autumn and onwards. Thanks for reading and I'll see you soon. Have a lovely day! - Becky x

What self care pratices do you use?

1 comment

  1. I totally feel you with cutting toxic people out of your life. People who only bring negativity to your life aren't worth the time. I hope you have an awesome rest of your October. Fall is the best! And your blog is beautiful, by the way! <3


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