Friday 1 September 2017

Mental Health Self Care Wishlist

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We all need to treat ourselves once in a while. Something which I do not do enough. I preach self-care on here. I've done countless blog posts on the importance of self-care and sharing some of my self-care ideas. In reality, I don't practice what I preach. 

I want this to change though. Which is why I have compiled this list of things which I am going to buy in due course, to treat myself, in some much-needed self-care. If you know me, you will know that my methods of self-care are anything but traditional. Bubble baths and candles are just not me, which is why you may be scratching your head at some of the things listed in this post. But don't threat, they all help me. 

And that's the thing with self-care, it's so individualistic. What works for once person is not necessarily going to work for the next person. The most important thing is that you find what works for you. Whether they are cliches or not. I hope this list has inspired you to treat yourself and invest in some proper self-care time. 

Rimmel Lipstick*

I love a good lipstick but I rarely buy them. I'm one of these people that use the same lipsticks over and over again. I need to branch out more and treat myself. After all, lipstick really boosts my confidence which benefits my mental health for sure. P.S. If you are a lipstick junkie like me but don't have the budget, you can buy all your favourite brands from at discounted prices. There is no need to thank me! 

Rebecca Minkoff Laptop Bag*

I'm a busy woman. Running a magazine, blog and being an A level student is stressful at the best of times. I only realized the other day that I don't have a classy laptop bag. I normally just dump it in the bottom of my bag, which is not benefiting anyone. I need to treat myself to a new one and I think this one is gorgeous. Now I need to find the money to afford it. 

Donald Duck wall canvas *

You might not know that I am just about to start decorating my bedroom. It hasn't been decorated in forever. With the theme I'm going for, this print will fit perfectly. I want strong accents of colour in the furniture, bedding, wall art etc. This Disney print caught my eye instantaneously because of the cute image and bright colours. Decorating my room is something I have been looking forward to doing for ages. Having things to look forward to, no matter, how small is really important for my mental health. 

Alanatomy: The Inside Story

Alan Carr is my favourite comedian. He is absolutely hilarious and never fails to make me smile. His new autobiography has been on my wishlist since the day it came out. I will 100% be getting my hand on it soon. Laughing is often the best remedy for a low mood. Alan Carr is definitely my new antidepressant. 

Because We Are Bad: OCD and a Girl Lost in Thought

Another book I have been meaning to get my hands on for ages. We are bad, by Lisa Bailey is a book all about Lisa's battle with OCD from the age of 13. As an OCD sufferer myself, I understand the trauma of suffering from this all consuming illness. I really enjoy reading about others experiences of living with OCD so I can't wait to add this to my bookshelf soon. 


I'm a massive Harry Potter nerd, so it only made sense that I would include something Potter related on this list. Harry Potter really helps me escape, which is sometimes all you need when you struggle with a mental illness. If you didn't know I am a Slytherin. Don't even @ me. We can be nice you know? I reckon this banner will look amazing hung up in my newly decorated bedroom.  

Trolls soundtrack 

Music is one powerful drug. It can make you feel on top of the world or can bring you to tears. Happy, cheerful music is something I find really helps my mental health. Trolls is an amazing film. I don't care if it's for kids, I'm a kid at heart, alright? The soundtrack is fantastic, it never fails to get me dancing. Which is why the soundtrack CD had to make its way on to this list. 

Little Bird by Jools Rainbow Satchel

I saw someone talking about this bag on Instagram and I completely fell in love. I thought it would be dead expensive from some vintage store. I was, astounded when I found out it was from Mothercare and only £16. I need this bag in my life okay? Bright colours really lift my mood, which is beneficial for my mental health. It won't be long before I own this bag, for sure. 

I really hope you enjoyed this post and maybe it inspired you to treat yourself in some much-needed self-care. There is only ever one you, so look after yourself. 

What are your favourite methods of self-care? I would love to know in the comments below!

Thanks for reading, as always X

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