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I spend a whole bunch of time scrolling on Instagram (it’s a nice chunk of my job so I have an
excuse reason) and one thing I see a lot of is people rabbiting on about self-care.
But in this delightfully curated Insta world, self-care seems to mean humble-bragging beach selfies, on-brand bath bombs and macaroons that coordinate a little too perfectly with that fresh manicure…
The reality is that self-care is all about looking after yourself… and looking after yourself isn’t always Instagram-worthy (but that doesn’t mean it’s not worth it). Not everything needs to have an ulterior content motive.
In this episode of Your Biz, Your Rules, I share a whole bunch of creative self-care ideas that are far from Instagrammable, but SO beyond perfect.
10 wildly refuelling acts of self-care to get you started:
💛 Dive into a big bowl of cheesy pasta.
😍 Give yourself a pedicure (yes this DOES count because NOBODY should be taking pictures of their feet.
💛 Wear your comfiest, most threadbare PJs and snuggle up with the dogs.
😍 Go for a long walk somewhere filled with nature… with no signal or internet access.
💛Take a long, hot shower.
😍 Dig out a little area of your garden and plant some fun things. Ok, this one might become Instagram-worthy, but right now it’ll just look like mud.
💛 Laugh along to a workout video from the early ’90s (my vote goes to Cher’s, she’s just fabulous)
😍 Lose a few hours on The Sims
💛 Create a fun new playlist and dance around the room like nobody’s watching… because nobody is.
😍 Binge watch some reality TV. Without any shame or guilt.
Listen to this episode here.
The links + stuff:
- The Instagram post that started it all
- Heidi by Joanna Spyri
- Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery
- Eight Cousins by Louisa May Alcott
- Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
- Summer Sisters by Judy Blume
- Anything by Michelle Magorian
- The Sims
- The Joy Junkie Show
- Amy Porterfield’s podcast
- Shari Teigman’s podcast
- Amber McCue’s podcast
- Alex Beadon’s podcast
(Highlight to share!)
“Self-care is what you do for your own enjoyment and nourishment. It is not about showing off to the world.”
“There’s something so cathartic about a big, deep belly laugh.”
Come find me on Instagram and share your fave not-so-colour-coordinated act of self-care.
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Hey! I’m Daire – writer, editor, all-round content weaver. I help business owners stand out online by channelling their personalities into everything they do. My dream is to show you that you can have an inspiring, insightful, INTERESTING online presence (and that you can use that to attract the best and brightest buyers into your orbit).