It is far too easy to fail to make time for yourself and not put your happiness and wellbeing first. With mental health more important than ever before, it is vital to take some time to just make yourself feel good about yourself.
This, however, is easier said than done, as putting time aside for yourself is not always easy or doable. The thing is, that making time for yourself – even just a few minutes of time – or just doing a few little things each day for yourself can be all it takes to increase your overall wellbeing and make you feel better.
Want to feel better about yourself and be happier as a result? Here are three tips to help you feel better about yourself and boost feelings of happiness and contentment, while reducing feelings of stress.
1. Pamper yourself
Taking a little time out to pamper yourself is an easy way to give you time to unwind or make yourself feel better. Pampering doesn’t have to be time-consuming, if you are on a tight schedule it can be as simple as just having a hot bubble bath for an hour, doing your hair nicely instead of rushing it, or just taking 10 minutes to paint your nails. All of these things can give you some much-needed time out to be able to collect your thoughts and just have some you time.
If you do have time on your hands, then splash out on a spa day, have a day out shopping for some new makeup and shop nude matte lipstick or treat yourself to that new mascara you’ve been wanting. Treat yourself to a day at the salon and have the full works.
2. Make time for yourself
A simple yet effective way to just feel better and make yourself a bit happier is to take a little time out and relax. Just take an hour or so out to indulge in a good book or watch a film is all it takes to recharge the batteries and relax. It isn’t necessary to take huge amounts of time out, it is about feeling better not putting yourself under more pressure. Just take an hour here or there to give yourself a boost.
3. Spend some time with friends and family
Although setting aside time for yourself will help you unwind, some people enjoy other peoples company more. For those people, just going out to see people for a drink or maybe some dinner is a great way to aid relaxation and boost how happy you feel. Making time to see relatives could also help you to feel happier and more content, as spending time with family is a great way to put a smile back on your face. If you’re not able to see your family in-person, consider arranging a video call instead to have a catch up and spend some time together.
Hopefully, these three tips will help you to unwind and feel better about yourself.
What are some things you do to make yourself feel better? Let me know in the comments below!