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5 Ways to Self Care When Things Get Crazy

by Nellie

5 Ways to Self Care When Things Get Crazy

The most important thing to do during these crazy times is take care of yourself. Not only is it vital for your sanity but it is vital to keeping your peace as the storm passes. Today I am sharing 5 Ways to Self Care When Things Get Crazy.

Every once in a while we are going through life, crossing every T and dotting every I with precision. All is just…so great! Then one day things start falling apart bit by bit, a family member passes away, another gets ill, a friendship implodes, your boss wants it all, your marriage needs repair just as much as your car, your children are making you nuts and just like that you have the perfect storm of crazy.

This may or may not be you, heck it may or may not be me, but one thing I do know is that everyone goes through storms in life. Storms that make it seem impossible to breathe, impossible to exist. Despite the happy face that one might put on, they may be going through all the things and we have no idea.

I have certainly been through a storm or two and I am proof that not only do they pass but we become stronger because of it. The most important thing to do during these crazy times is take care of yourself. Not only is it vital for your sanity but it is vital to keeping your peace as the storm passes. Today I am sharing 5 Ways to Self Care When Things Get Crazy.

The most important thing to do during these crazy times is take care of yourself. Not only is it vital for your sanity but it is vital to keeping your peace as the storm passes. Today I am sharing 5 Ways to Self Care When Things Get Crazy.

Get a manicure/pedicure: Of course we go to the nail salon to make sure our nails are perfectly groomed with a pretty color, but the process can be quite relaxing as well. It forces you to not do anything and just be pampered. That 30 minutes can be transformative for your mental and physical health when going through a tough time. This applies for facials as well.

Read a good book: This is a big one for me. When things start going haywire there is nothing like jumping into a good book as a great distraction. Starting a new book puts you into a new world that may help put things in perspective.

Get a massage: This one is pretty self explanatory, I know that they can be a bit expensive but a huge tip is to go on Groupon, there are plenty of massage places begging for your business–at a discounted rate. Try to schedule them monthly if your budget allows.

Volunteer: The easiest way to take your mind off your own problems is to helps someone else out with theirs. Volunteering is really one of the most underrated jobs of our society. Choose a cause you love and help out, the good vibes will be returned. Trust me.
Travel solo: This one is huge for me, I’m not talking about going half way across the world but maybe travel to the city, get on an Amtrak or Bus and go one state over, traveling by yourself gives you the opportunity to clear your mind and really see things from a different perspective.
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The most important part and the central theme of this post is to simply take care of yourself, it may not look like my examples above but whatever it looks like for you, do it.

What do you do to relax when things get crazy in life?

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7 comments

Allie March 14, 2016 - 5:53 am

This is so true! We really do need to take care of ourselves so we can continue to do ALL that we do…and it can be as simple as getting a pedicure. I love that you’re sharing this today because women especially need to know it’s OK to take care of YOU!

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Janine HulDie March 14, 2016 - 6:21 am

I just couldn’t agree more with all of the above and actually sharing a bit similar soon for a sponsor led post myself. So great minds definitely think alike 😉

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Terri March 14, 2016 - 4:28 pm

I’m all about solo travel. Though I’ve never done it before I’m convinced traveling by yourself is one of the best ways to learn what you are capable of.

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Tamara March 14, 2016 - 5:25 pm

I have certainly been there – with the all at once crazy. And I love your suggestions. One thing that really helps me is connecting with/helping someone. I think that your volunteering suggestion is that!

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Stephanie March 14, 2016 - 6:37 pm

Great post! I really need to get better at self care. Before becoming a mom I took much better care of myself which seems opposite of what one would think that a mom should do. Thanks for this reminder!

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kita March 15, 2016 - 12:55 am

A good book helps me a lot. I also think I am in need of a massage asap.

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Britt March 17, 2016 - 11:58 am

Mani & pedi is my savior! Anything that just really focuses on what I want is how I take a moment to myself, which isn’t always easy!

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