Note: So I know its technically Monday, but this week life happened and I was unable to get this post out on Sunday, But I still wanted to post my self care tip for the week.
One of my absolute favourite things to do as a treat for myself is a face mask. I love laying down and feeling like my skin is getting a treat as I allow myself to relax. A face mask always gives me an extra pep in my step, after I’ve had a mask on I feel like I can take on the world. However, I don’t always have time to put on a wash off mask, so I heavily rely on sheet masks to give me that extra boost. Because many of them don’t require you to rinse the excess serum off, sheet masks are easy to throw on before I leave the house (for my makeup free days).
This mask smells amazing, and it hydrates my overly dry skin. I love, and highly recommend this mask.
What are you doing this Sunday to take care of yourself? Whatever you end up doing, post it on Instagram with #selfcaresunday and make sure you tag me @jordananne76 so I can see it! maybe you’ll even be featured on my #selfcaresunday page!
My audience is something that is already sacred to me. I picture my audience as people who need softness and a little extra love in their lives. I picture my audience as the me that I lived as for so long. The quiet, lonely girl who needed a little extra self love, but couldn’t recognize it yet. I also see the girl who loved to play with makeup, but couldn’t find a way to express it. With Makeup Your Mind, I want to foster a safe place for my audience to be unapologetically happy.
I’ve started doing this in my design with soft colours, like the main type being in a soft grey instead of black. I find this softness to be less assaulting than black, and I also aim to keep the colours minimal, so I don’t overwhelm. I also show this softness in the site title, the thin cursive implies softness. As of now, my post headers are still quite bold, but I plan to change that.
I also picture my audience as unpredictable though, I don’t know exactly who’s going to stumble upon my little slice of internet, so I’m doing my best not to alienate anybody. I have thought long and hard, and yes, I do have an audience that I want to reach. The whole point of my blog though is to invite and foster happiness, so my goal audience goes beyond what I picture in my head, and extends to anybody who wants to play with makeup or wants some self care tips, and some extra love.
When I find myself exceptionally overwhelmed, one of my favourite things to do is have a bath. I find being totally encased in hot water calming and extremely grounding. I use this time to read my book, listen to a podcast (through a waterproof speaker of course), or to just simply close my eyes and relax into the water that is surrounding me. I love using baths as my own special time to unwind, and its a very common way that I take care of myself.
Normally when I have a bath I use a bath bomb, here are some of my favourites!
So my self care suggestion for this Sunday is have a bath and try to relax. Because remember, it may not feel like it right now, but everything is going to be okay.
What are you doing this Sunday to take care of yourself? Whatever you end up doing, post it on instagram with #selfcaresunday and make sure you tag me @jordananne76 so I can see it! maybe you’ll even be featured on my #selfcaresunday page!
I firmly believe in the importance of self care because I think it is something that can be neglected. So I’ve decided to start a series on my blog called “Self Care Sunday”. I hope to have this be a weekly series where I post a self care tip every Sunday. These tips will range from doing very enjoyable things, like having a hot bath; to doing things you might not want to do as much, like cleaning your room. The important thing to remember is that sometimes self care is doing things that you don’t necessarily want to do, but things you need to do.
This week I read Travis Gretz’s “Design Machines How To Survive The Digital Apocalypse” (Link- https://louderthanten.com/coax/design-machines ). In this Gretz talks about the website builder “Square Space”, and how it has made it so easy for anybody to create a website, that all of these websites are starting to look the same. I promise this has a point, because it reminded me of the way the internet has started to display the concept of “Self Care”. When somebody reads “self care” it is very likely that they only think about things that are enjoyable things, but coming from somebody who has had a lot of time to explore the concept of my own self care, self care is a lot more that just doing the enjoyable things. Sometimes self care is getting out of bed and brushing your teeth, and sometimes its just getting out of bed. No matter how the internet wants to display self care, it doesn’t have to be a full blown spa day. Self care is anything you do to take care of yourself, so if today, your self care just consists of making sure you eat breakfast, great job! And you know what? If you just can’t find the energy or motivation to get out of bed, don’t. I’ve been there, I’ve had those days where the world just feels like too much. But I want you to promise me something, if today you take care of yourself by not getting out of bed, promise me that tomorrow you’ll take care of yourself by getting out of bed and making some tea. If you focus on one thing at a time the world will feel a little less daunting, I promise.
With this series I hope to open your eyes to what self care is, and I hope I can give you some tips and tricks on how to take care of yourself on a Sunday night before the rush of Monday morning and your coming week. I also hope you can take some of these tips and work them into your everyday life!
Make sure you check back this Sunday October 8th for my fist #selfcaresunday tip.