I had to go to hospital today because I couldn’t breathe properly and was wheezing. Had I heard this on anyone else I would have demanded they go immediately but I’ve struggled on and made myself iller. Have antibiotics now but I’ve made a decision to try and be kind to myself. I’m going away with the kids just me and them and am thinking of making myself a little hamper of things to open at night like face masks and mini wines. Any ideas?
You should definitely do this! Mine would have chocolate raisins, Tyrell’s salt and vinegar crisps, a bottle of merlot...and sorry about this but some edemame beans or carrot sticks because I love them. And a new book. Excellent idea, I hope you feel better soon
I've just downloaded 'Insight Timer', it's a brilliant app with tons of different meditation/ relaxation tracks, some only 1 minute, others over half an hour. There's ones to help get to sleep, to feel more content, to feel more accepting of our bodies etc. I'm addicted after a few days!
Have you read Roald Dahl's adult short storiesOP? Switch Bitch, My Uncle Oswald etc. He wrote loads & they are wickedly hilarious and totally absorbing.
I don't know if you know him but I really like Breakbot, very groovy & feelgood electrofunk, he does lots of brill remixes but also has two albums out, if you're looking for chill & interesting tunes to listen to.
If you have Netflix I can recommend Dance Academy the sun is always shining and it has sweet storylines.
I'm a bit geeky and would also buy a pile of design/arty/travel mags to cut stuff from, dunno if that's your thing, you could make a collage.
Do indeed take care of yourself and have a nice trip!
Some body lotion to slather onto your skin after having a nice soak. Moisturising your body is an all over mini-body massage. Don't forget to moisturise your feet especially in between your toes and the soles of your feet. For a budget purchase I recommend Nivea body lotion.
I've been doing more of this. I now have adult coloring books because they're pretty, I'm learning French just because I love the language, I put a face mask on every other day, I'm getting my nails done next week, the list goes on.
In my case, I also always do at least one thing that brings me joy each day. Yoga, long walk, run, meditation, read a book, cook a new meal, eat a steak, drink red wine etc etc.
Definitely make time for charity shops! There is a hospice one near us with a huge warehouse out the back & every item of clothing is £1. I have found some fantastic things. I don’t get chance to go very often but it’s such a pleasure having a good rummage.