Self-care, self-care, self-care. It’s everywhere. Magazines, TV programmes, websites, social media. All telling us to boost our self-care or how we should be doing our self-care. But what is it self-care, why do we need it and how do you practice self-care when you have zero motivation? Read on to find out the answers to these questions and hopefully some spiration along the way too!
Hands up if any of these scenarios sounds familiar:
- You struggle to get to sleep
- You are sleeping 8-10 hours each night but waking up in the morning is a challenge. You feel exhausted and rarely wake feeling refreshed.
- You wake up in the night and often lie there for what feels like forever desperately trying to drop off again.
- The closer to bedtime you get, it feels like your mind has turned itself up loud and won’t let you quieten thoughts, memories or anxieties down.
The truth is, around 50% of you reading this will have put your hand up to at least one or more of the above.