50 ways to prevent feeling overwhelmed- taking back control and self-care

  1. Make a weekly “to-do” list.
  2. Mind-map all the little things playing on your mind- no matter how seemingly insignificant.
  3. Have a weekly pamper session- tan, nails, hair etc.
  4. Take a hot bath.
  5. Remind yourself of your importance.
  6. Lay in the sunshine.
  7. Make your bed.
  8. Choose a new book to read.
  9. Put on fresh comfortable clothing.
  10. Re-read one of your favourite books.
  11. Allow yourself to laugh.
  12. Choose tomorrows outfit before bed.
  13. Try a new walk.
  14. Turn your phone off for a whole day.
  15. Watch an all-time favourite movie.
  16. Ask someone for advice or help.
  17. Book a short break away.
  18. Spend time with animals.
  19. Have a good cry.
  20. Say no when you start feeling overwhelmed.
  21. Go to the seaside.
  22. Throw out, or give to charity, your old clothes.
  23. Sing like nobody else can hear you.
  24. Get up early- make the most of every day.
  25. Make spontaneous plans.
  26. Listen to peaceful music.
  27. Take multi-vitamins.
  28. Write down your goals and stick them somewhere you see them every day.
  29. Do something creative- crafts, knit, sew etc.
  30. Let it go.
  31. Treat yourself, have a cake or a pizza every now and then.
  32. Get an early night.
  33. Make a list of all the things you are thankful for.
  34. Healthy body, healthy mind.
  35. Unplug from social media.
  36. Take a nap.
  37. Hug someone for longer than 10 seconds- it’s proven to relieve stress.
  38. Surround yourself with people that make you happy.
  39. Declutter your home/ room.
  40. Write your feelings down in a journal.
  41. Step out of your comfort zone- cook a new recipe.
  42. Sit in the garden or in the park for an hour and watch the world go by.
  43. Eat a healthy diet.
  44. Have a pyjama day.
  45. Do some baking.
  46. Listen to your favourite song.
  47. Wear your favourite perfume.
  48. Get a haircut.
  49. Go outside, lie on your back and watch the sky.
  50. Call someone you love.

Self-Confidence is the Most Attractive Quality a Person Can Have

“There is nothing more rare, nor more beautiful, than a woman being unapologetically herself; comfortable in her perfect imperfection. To me, that is the true essence of beauty” –  Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience.

Be yourself. Self-confidence is the most attractive quality a person can have.

Summer shopping this year has been an interesting experience. For some unknown reason my body decided to grow big ass hips when I hit 19, resulting in great frustration when my shorts from last summer wouldn’t fit.

It’s pretty easy to compare your figure to other peoples’. I went to the beach with a group of school friends last week, and we all have such different figures. Some look the same as they did at school. Others have changed rather drastically.

Everyone is different. I would love to feel great in a pair denim hot pants. I just don’t. But this year, I’ve really gotten into cotton shorts. I ordered several pairs from Boohoo and LOVE THEM. I’ve got a few lacey ones, some patterned ones and brightly coloured ones. And I feel good in them.

Maraboli is so right. The girls I look at and envy- do I envy them because they look good in things I perhaps wouldn’t? Yes. But is their air of confidence equally as enviable? Hell yeah.

Be unapologetically yourself. If you got a booty- flaunt it. If you can pull off skimpy bikinis- do so.

Wear what makes YOU feel good. What you see as imperfect, others will see as perfect.