I’ve seen a lot about self-care recently and something about this topic resonated with me. I wanted to expand on this topic and put your self-care routine to the test in a different way.
Self-care is associated with any activity that we do deliberately in order to take care of our mental, emotional, and physical health. Although it’s a simple concept in theory, it’s something we very often overlook. Good self-care is key to improved mood and reduced anxiety. It’s also key to a good relationship with oneself and others.Raphailia Michael, MA Source
What is evermore prevalent, is that self-care is associated with what we enjoy; not something to do for the sake of doing. So why am I delving into this realm which is clearly not my forte?
I wanted to share my own view on how self-care starts with you and equally starts at home.
Try this out:
- How many photo’s do you have on your phone?
- Of those pictures, how many have involved you doing an activity you enjoy?
- One step further, from the last lets say 100-200 photos, how many have you actually printed and showcased as a memory in your own home?
If your answer’s anything like mine it would be zero. Capturing memories is what I do regularly (on my phone). Recently, I’ve found less of myself and more of others. Furthermore, less actually shown in my own home. Here are some of my own personal memories I thought I’d share with you. These are just selfies from my phone. They’re not perfect in photography terms, but they capture some amazing moments.
The late Karl Lagerfeld once said:
“What I like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce.”Karl Lagerfeld
If we are to show more love to ourselves then what better way to start the process by introducing more of us into our home. Showcasing our fondest memories and telling a story is what makes a home unique. It’s like no other, it cannot be replicated and it’s genuine.
Let’s not fall victim to the cloud. If you’re paying a service provider to store your memories, why not invest some time to make an aperture or a small gallery. Why do we find this so hard to do? I’m guilty of saying “time!”
Here are three steps you can do to help you along this process:
- Download the app snapfish. You will instantly have access to printing photos delivered to your door.
- What about frames? I’ve suggested some finds below.
- Finally, do I need to do major DIY? The answer is, no! Use the 3M command strips which I usually buy from amazon.
This is just my take on how we can show ourself and our home more love through our journey of life. After all, it is where we live. No where else is quite like home.
This blog inspiration came following a discussion with a fellow mum in business Deepa Rodrigues. Thanks Deepa x
Thanks as always for taking the time to read my blog!