13 February 2019

GUEST POST | PRIORITISING THE MOST IMPORTANT PERSON IN YOUR LIFE, YOU!


Today I have collaborated with the ever so lovely Lisa, from the blog 'Love from Lisa'(we are pretty much blog-name-twins aren't we?!). Lisa and I have known each other via the blogging/Instagram community for a while and then last year, as Lisa was preparing to marry her now husband, she asked me to do her wedding stationery for her too, which was such a lovely project to take on!

We decided that a collaboration was well over due so today we are posting on each others blogs; to see the post I wrote for Lisa click over to her blog here and have a read! You should definitely check her out and go and say hi over on her social platforms too, which I have linked at the end of the post! If you are into anything from lifestyle to Bullet Journals and motherhood to travel, then you will love Lisa and her posts, so head on over and follow her after you have read this!

Over to Lisa...
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February is the month of love, whether we want to think about it or not, we can’t help it. Reminders to think about the one you love, to buy the one you love something, or to explain who you love is everywhere we look.

I have lots of loves in my life. I love a good block of chocolate, eating hot jam donuts, hot chips are right up there on my love list, but my greatest love of all is the love of spending time alone.

In a society where we often compare our lives to others, where we feel obliged to justify certain decisions in our lives, and where we often times feel confused, annoyed, or down in our thoughts, there really is no better time to forget everything and remember the most important thing in our lives - ourselves.

To celebrate this month of love, I propose that we focus a full month on self-care for no one but us. A month where we put ourselves first, spoil ourselves a little, and remember how fantastic we are, and who knows, after this month of caring for ourselves first, we may just continue the trend well into the year.


^^ Image source | by Engin Akyurt, via Pixabay ^^

So, to inspire self-care for ourselves during the month of love, here are six self-care ideas to try out:

1. I love a good old Sex and The City reference, this one is to do with the episode where the girls talk about their secret single behaviour, the things they do when they’re alone. Carries is eating saltines with grape jelly whilst reading fashion magazines. Charlotte’s is studying her pores in a magnifying glass every night for an hour. Mine is watching back-to-back episodes of The Middle whilst eating chocolate. This month I suggest you find your secret single behaviour and make as much time for it as you can.

2. Sometimes we just need a dose of our favourite food to make a bad day better. If you’ve got a sweet-tooth, why not go to a local cafĂ© and treat yourself to a cake you’ve been meaning to try, or if savoury is more your thing, head to your local grocery store and make a delicious cheese board. The best thing about doing this on our own is that we don’t have to share.

3. Spend five minutes to however long you want reading your favourite book or magazine, or find a new TV show or movie to watch; I love rom-coms and often watch them solo. Getting stuck into a good book, magazine, or show is a great way to forget about anything on your mind, and get lost in a different world.

4. Explore an area you’ve been meaning to visit; it doesn’t have to be far away, it could just be checking out the high street in the next suburb. As a bonus, on the way there you can play your music as loud as you want.

5. Is there a hobby that you’ve wanted to start but just haven’t found the time? This could be the month where you start to look for hobby ideas that you can start to incorporate into your life. It could be anything from painting, writing, de-cluttering, reading new genres - the options are endless.

6. Book yourself a massage or buy yourself a bunch of flowers. These are fantastic ways to feel more energised.

Whatever you decide to do for yourself this month, enjoy it, and don’t be afraid to try new things. Enjoy the feelings that come with taking care of yourself before others, and feeling better in your own skin. Learning to enjoy time on our own means that we can start to rely on ourselves, and not others, to make us happy and fulfilled, and in my books that alone is no better reason to practice daily self-care.

So here’s to love; love for secret single behaviour, our favourite foods, corny shows, great books, and most importantly love for ourselves.

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Thank you so much to Lisa for writing this post for my blog, don't forget to head over to see what I have written for Lisa's blog too, and let's help widen this little blogging community of ours!

If any of you guys would like to collaborate on a post or project please do get in touch, either DM me on Instagram (where I sadly spend too much time!) or email me on fromlucywithlove@outlook.com


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2 comments

  1. Oh my goodness I love these ideas, especially the finding something single you likes to do!! Thank you for getting my brain ticking on this Lisa.
    Sending lots of love your way, and yours too Lucy ;)
    Love,
    Peta x

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  2. Hi Peta,

    Thank you for your kind message. Finding something single you like to do is the best because it can be anything you want it to be and you don't have to tell anyone.

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