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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