Times are tough, and I’m sure many people are feeling a little lost in the midst of the pandemic. I too have fallen victim to the uncertainties of the future, meaning I have not been taking care of myself like I should. This is why I wanted to write this post, for everyone else like me who just can’t be bothered to take care of ourselves when we just don’t care. If you’re feeling down and don’t want to do anything, I guarantee that doing just one of these things each day will make you feel as though you’ve accomplished something – and for people that see these as basic things that should be done everyday, think of those who simply have trouble doing them, no matter how ‘basic’ you may think it is.
Brush Your Teeth
Whilst this may seem like the most obvious thing that you should do, sometimes people just don’t have the energy to do it. Brushing your teeth will not only make your teeth much healthier, but it will also make your mouth feel much cleaner – as it should. This means that if you end up talking to someone you won’t have to worry about whether you can smile or not, as you’ll find comfort in knowing that at least you brushed your teeth.
Wash Your Face
Most days I just can’t be bothered to wash my face, despite how easy it is to do. I mean it requires standing at the sink, choosing which face wash to use, rubbing it in and rinsing it off again – a fair few steps when you actually break it down. But I can guarantee that washing your face will help you to feel more refreshed, and help you feel like you’ve accomplished something.
Do One Step of Your Skincare
Say you’ve managed to wash your face and still have some energy left, why not go a bit further and just do one step of your skincare routine, such as moisturiser. Or if you haven’t been able to wash your face yet but feel like you can do one thing, moisturise. Yes it doesn’t seem like it’ll do very much if your skin isn’t clean, but it’s the thought that counts here, and doing something is better than nothing.
Brush Your Hair
If you are someone who brushes your hair everyday, I applaud you! For me I just can’t be bothered and quite frankly don’t see the point in doing so with my hair – see, my pessimistic nature. However there are times when I just know that even if it’s not clean, or I’m not going out anywhere, I just have the urge to brush my hair. Even if you do it in sections and it ends up taking you an hour to do, you will feel better about it. Say you then take a shower and wash your hair, you’ll be happy that it’s not easier to wash because there are no more knots in it!
Make Your Bed
Believe me, I am one of those people who never made the bed, I just didn’t see the point in it since in a few hours I’d be hopping back into it! But now I see that making the bed does make me feel better, and getting into a nice cool bed with flat covers is quite relaxing. Do it after you wake up, during the middle of the day, or even just before you go to bed, but do it, and I guarantee you will thank yourself for doing so.
Wash Your Clothes
Finally if I’m feeling like I could really accomplish something I will take on the task of washing my clothes. Remember that you aren’t just putting them in the washing machine, but that you then have to dry them and put them away as well! It can seem like too much, which is why I recommend at least drying them once they’ve been washed, and putting them away the next day – break it up into smaller tasks to help make it easier and more manageable. After you’ve washed your clothes, you now have more options to wear around the house!
These are the main things that I try to do when I really don’t feel like doing anything, and they do help, even if just a little bit. Sometimes we just need to go back to the simplest of tasks to get us back on track.
Love, Emily x