September Self Care Changes

Life is busy, which can make it near impossible to take time out for self care or actually look after ourselves. As a result over recents months, or possibly longer, I’ve let things slip. But as it’s the start of a new month tomorrow and with uni starting again in just over a month I want to get myself in a self care routine. So hopefully when I do start back I will feel refreshed and be in a better place to make sure I continue looking after myself.

So here are 5 self care changes I’m going to implement:

1. My diet- now I’m not planning on dieting or losing weight I just want to pay a little bit more attention to what I’m eating. I try to eat a balanced diet but I need to make sure that I actually eat enough fruit and veg a day. I’m also going to make sure that I’m drinking plenty of water.

2. Exercise- personally I’m not a big fan of the gym but there are plenty of quick exercises you can do around the house like sit ups or squats while you’re waiting for the kettle to boil. That way I can be a bit more active without it taking too much time out my day. Plus I miss all the fresh air and walking I did while I was away so I’m going to make sure that I go for a walk every day, even if it is only for 10 minuets.

3. Reading- it wasn’t until I was on holiday when I hardly watched any tv that I realised I didnt miss it. Instead I found myself reading more. So now I’m back, I’m going to watch less tv and read more, especially now the winter months will soon creep in. I can’t wait to snuggle up with a blanket, hot chocolate and a good book. Over the past couple of weeks I’ve read about 3 books which is really good going for me.

4. Decluttering- I’ve realised that my room is starting to getting a little bit cluttered which I don’t think is helping my mental health. So I’m going to have a clear out and try to live a bit more of a minimalistic life style.

5. Sleep- me and sleep don’t always have the best of relationships but I’m determined to fix this. So I’m going to try and wake up earlier and go to sleep at a reasonable time, sounds simple, right. I’ve downloaded an app to help prevent me from using my phone so I’m not tempted to use it right before I go to bed. Hopefully this will take away a few distractions and help me sleep better.

I’d love to hear in the comments what your favourite ways to self care are. Do you try to stick to a routine?

Until next time



  1. Kelly

    September 4, 2018 at 4:22 pm

    This is such a good list – all of these are things I really need to start doing as well. You make such a good point about exercise. There is always something to do at home. I might start taking your advice and do some quick exercises when boiling the kettle or making toast, it’ll all add up eventually. Three books in the last couple of weeks is great going – I managed four for the entire month of August, which is just poor for a book blogger 😂 I’m also looking forward for the cozy winter nights with a book, a hot drink, and a fuzzy blanket. Great post, thanks for sharing.

    1. Karlena Clifford

      September 14, 2018 at 3:17 pm

      Thank you, and all the minutes of exercise will definitely add up. 4 books is really good, what has been your favourite? There’s nothing better than a cosy winter evening. Thank you for reading xx

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