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12 March 2021

My Weird Self Care Habits

*Post contains previous PR items. See the end of the post for more details. 


Self care is something that is constantly promoted by blogger's, the media, health professionals and even through family and friends.


There's no limit to the amount of self care habits you choose to have in your self care routine and every person's self care habits and routine are different to suit that person's needs, physically and mentally. Self care habits don't have to be short terms fixes such as a bubble bath or reading a book, it can be a long term fix such as establishing a self care routine for yourself and your personal needs. 

My Weird Self Care Habits


For me personally, my self care habits and regime have changed over time. What I considered as self care in my early twenties doesn't benefit me anymore and that's ok. Times change, people move on. What I consider as self care now, my twenty year old self would have howled at and thought I was going insane. When cleaning out the fridge is part of your self care routine, you well and truly know that adulting has kicked in. 


So, self care habits come in all shapes and sizes, and they benefit us all in contrasting ways. What are my weird self care habits I hear you ask? Well, since you asked:


1) SHAVING  MY  LEGS
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The women that can go through the whole Winter without shaving their legs, I salute you. I can't do that, I just can't. I hate my legs feeling hairy and stubbly. Nah, not my thing. So I am somebody who shaves her legs every week with her Estrid razor and it gives me the smoothest shave I have ever known (you can read my review for the razor here )

My Weird Self Care Habits

2) CLEANING  OUT  THE  FRIDGE
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Like I said in a paragraph or two above, liking to clean my fridge out has shown that I am achieving adulting at it's highest. Without a shadow of a doubt. I love getting out all those crumbs, food stains and whatever else from the shelves from the fridge, I even love cleaning the fridge in work. I don't know why, I find it oddly satisfying and my bosses must think I'm a weirdo. Well, they're not far off. 


3) MEDITATING
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Meditating is such a great form of self care, it totally relaxes me and replenishes my mind. If I'm ever feeling anxious or restless, doing a bit of meditation, even it's just for five minutes, that time of refocusing my energy and just clearing my mind does me wonders. It's not a time consuming part of my self care routine, but it is one I find very valuable. I usually just find meditation videos on YouTube or do the free ones on the Fitbit app.

My Weird Self Care Habits


4) ORGANISING  MY  FINANCES
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Over the last couple of years, I've been learning how to budget properly and I find it oddly satisfying figuring out my finances every month. I love when I have enough money at the end of the month to add to my savings. I'm all for getting a mortgage now and seeing my savings increase is just so nice to look at every month!


5) STERILISING  MEDICAL  EQUIPMENT
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Every Wednesday (yes sadly I choose to do this on a particular day of the week) I clean my medical equipment such as my Aerobika (physiotherapy device) and my Eflow handset (a device I use to inhale my nebulised meds). It's kind a job which I don't really like doing but it's kind of like self care because these devices and machines are looking after my body, so yeah, this counts as self care, right?



6) FILLING  MY  TABLET  DOSSETT  BOXES
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Oh I love doing this on a Sunday! Again, I do this on a particular day of the week. I seriously need to get out more (oops, I can't can I?!) 
Anyway, I love pushing out my tablets out their silver packets and getting them in my dossett box for the week ahead. It also gives me a chance to see what I need to order from the chemist that week for my prescription. It's a precarious operation I tell ya.

My Weird Self Care Habits


7) SINGING
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I may sound like a cat being strangled, but I love a good sing song. I ask Alexa to play a song which I know all the lyrics to and belt my heart out like I'm at the O2. Or even when I'm in the car on my own, I sing aloud, not a great idea in the Summer when the window is down, people do look at you funny.


8) WRITING  MY  WEEKLY  BLOGGING  TO  DO  LIST
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Something I do on a Sunday evening, I sit in bed and figure out the tasks I need to do for the week and it motivates me for the week ahead in terms of blogging. I do it in my Mal Paper planner and it's just a lovely constructive way to end my weekend and start my week on the Monday morning. 


You may think that these self care habits of mine are weird, you may not and you may even consider these as part of your self care routine yourself, but these things are what I class as self care. Like I said near the beginning of this post, our self care routines are based on our personal needs and no one self care routine is the same. It's based on us as individuals. 


Let me know if you have any weird self care habits of your own!


*The razor in this post was a previous PR product from Estrid. There was no obligation to include it in a post. All self care views are my own. For more information, please read my disclaimer. Thank you for your support!

74 comments:

  1. Sorting out the fridge OH MY GOD LUCY. I love doing that! I find it so relaxing hahaha! I'm also really looking forward to using my new Estrid razor :) x

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    1. I'm glad it's not just me who loves doing that too!
      I hope you love your Estrid razor, I honestly love mine so much, it's amazing! x

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  2. I so desperately need to sort out my fridge. And the kitchen cupboards in general tbh. I'd love to get them organised a bit better. And I'm totally one of those girls who can let the leg hairs loose in Winter. Haha. I'm so lazy!!

    Claire.X
    www.clairemac.co.uk

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    1. Kitchen cupboards have got to be a task which you REALLY have to be in the mood to sort out! x

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  3. I feel you on the leg shaving ESPECIALLY when you're jumping into fresh sheets too! xx

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    1. Oh yes! That feeling of jumping into fresh sheets after shaving your legs! xx

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  4. I also see making lists for blogging (and my hobbies) as part of my self care habits. And a little like your meditation, I love doing yoga videos before going to bed to relax - it's a little 10-min self-care session that I can do every day to unwind.
    Really enjoyed reading this post! :)

    Julia x
    Last Post: The Best Fountains in Paris + Location Tips and Map!

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    1. Doing yoga videos before going to bed is such a good idea to unwind!
      Thank you for reading Julia! x

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  5. I honestly love reading your blog Lucy! Omg yes I can’t wait all winter to shave my legs 🙈 I have to do it like 1 - 2 times a week not after the cold season has passed. Self care for me is running a bath, face mask, reading my book in the bath and doing my nails. I also make myself relax and watch Netflix as I work a lot and don’t chill out properly very much. To do lists I also love to do!

    Isobel x

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    1. Oh thank you so much Isobel, that means so so much!
      I'm glad that it's not just me who shaves their legs during the Winter, I can't stand having hairy legs!
      I love your self care routine, it sounds perfect! x

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  6. Really enjoyed reading this! Sorting out the fridge is great! I usually add to that sorting out my shelves, I find it deeply relaxing!Lists are a great go to! Thank you for sharing x

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    1. Sorting out the shelves is a good form of self care! x

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  7. I cleared out my fridge at 6am this morning! It was genuinely a great start to my day!

    I’m a winter non shaver 😂 guilty as charged!

    I love these self care ideas x

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    1. Crikey that's early! But that's dedication though Claire! x

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  8. I loved reading through your list! I'm also big on making to-do list and I do this often - and I completely get the satisfying feeling of cleaning out the fridge x

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    1. Thank you Della!
      You can't beat making a to do list! x

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  9. I find writing m lists to be so relaxing and I feel like I get more things done when I have it all written down! I use my mrs hinch list book each week and I love it! X

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    1. I completely agree Aaliyah, there's that sense of motivation to get things done when you know there's a list of things to do! x

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  10. Oh my goodness, I agree and do so many of these things myself!

    Danielle xx
    https://www.thereluctantblogger.co.uk/

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  11. Awww I got one too, they are simply the best! <3

    Ana C, www.adreamersland.com
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  12. Honestly there's something just so thereauputic about cleaning the fridge and organising the food cupboards

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  13. This is such a great post. I love getting organised for the week and making plans I find that super therapeutic.

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    1. Thank you Sarah! Getting organised for the week ahead is such a great way to relax, as you'll agree!

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  14. I am such a fan of a good sing! And a good dance! There's just something so therapeutic about it

    Katie | katieemmabeauty.com

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  15. Aw, what a cute list! Not weird at all. My fridge is crazy and I need to get better at clearing it out every week or so! I dance and sing whenever I feel anxious or stressed! Such an amazing release. Thank you for sharing, Lucy xx

    www.lynnmumbingmejia.com

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    1. It is such a great release having a good sing and dance Lynn! xx

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  16. I love this! Ngl, I rarely shave my legs...even in the summer :o My favourite form of self care is writing my to do lists for the week ahead - I just love a bit of organising. Or sorting out my stationary etc. x

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    1. I like the idea of sorting out your stationary as part of your self care routine Caroline x

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  17. I always feel so much better after shaving my legs for some reason haha. Great list :)

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    1. And I do Lauren! I love having smooth legs!

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  18. This is such a great list. I can't not shave my legs either, so that is definitely something we have in common.

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    1. Thank you Kelly, I hate having unshaved legs, I can't stand the feel of it!

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  19. I enjoyed reading through your list! I agree on the fridge cleaning part. It's therapeutic!
    xoxo
    Lovely
    www.mynameislovely.com

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    1. Thank you so much! Cleaning the fridge is most definitely therapeutic! xx

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  20. I really need to get my hands on an Estrid razor, I hate having stubbly legs too haha!

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    1. Estrid razors are amazing and I won't use anything else to shave my legs now!

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  21. I am with you on shaving - I absolutely love how it makes me feel and instantly makes me feel more confident so I love doing it! Also love Estrid razors too!

    Tash - A Girl with a View

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    1. I'm glad you agree with me on the shaving thing Tash!
      Estrid razors are the best aren't they?!

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  22. Actually, I consider cleaning and organising finances both to be essential self-care - I hate not having a clean house or knowing how much money I have - so not weird at all, Lucy! x

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    1. Cleaning is very therapeutic for me too Lisa, you're right, it definitely is a form of self care! x

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  23. Shaving my legs is definitely such an amazing self care habit! I feel like I can take on the world after!

    Love, Amie ❤
    The Curvaceous Vegan

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  24. Can you clean my fridge because I hate doing it! haha. I do love sterilising things though so I'm with you on that! xx

    Violethollow.com

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    1. Haha I'd love to!
      I love sterilising things, it's satisfying knowing I'm getting rid of germs and bacteria! xx

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  25. There's nothing better than freshly shaved legs! I especially love getting into fresh sheets after I've shaved them too. For me I love a to-do list as well, it really helps to clear my head!

    Amy | sassycatlady.com

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    1. There really isn't is there Amy?!
      To do lists are definitely great for clearing your head x

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  26. I loved reading about your self care habits! Thanks so much for sharing them!

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  27. I loved reading this post and like you, I love to clean out my fridge haha. Cleaning the apartment in general always puts me in such a great mood xx

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    1. Haha I'm glad it's not just me who feels the same about cleaning out their fridge!
      Cleaning can be a therapeutic task can't it?! xx

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  28. I feel like we're the same person. I love cleaning out my fridge and cupboards, I get such a sense of happiness from it! I love my Estrid razor too, such a game changer for a lazy girl like me!

    Rosie

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    1. You're right Rosie, I get that sense of happiness after cleaning out the fridge and cupboards!
      Estrid razor has been a real game changer and I wouldn't be without it now!

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  29. I feel the same way about organising the kitchen, I think it's because little tasks like putting those last few bits away always take a bit longer if I'm not feeling my best, so it feels GOOD when it's all organised and clean. Washing my makeup brushes is another one for me, I find it so relaxing these days and I used to absolutely dread it when I was younger x

    Sophie
    www.glowsteady.co.uk

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    1. Yeah there is a great feeling of achievement when organising and cleaning the house!
      I kind of like washing my makeup brushes but I have to be in a very 'I want to clean everything' mood to do that! x

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  30. Great list, funnily they're all on mine too, and all things I find so therapeutic and grounding!

    Anika | chaptersofmay.com

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    1. That's great that we have similar self care habits Anika, I agree, they're so therapeutic and grounding!

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  31. Thanks for sharing your self care list, I have re introduced one of my old ones which is graphics making, it has made me a lot happier recently with the stress going away for a short time :)

    Nic | Nic's Adventures & Bakes

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    1. Graphics making sounds like it's a great form of self care for you!

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  32. I couldn’t agree more with the shaving! I HATE hair on my legs or under arms. Also yesss to writing blogging tasks/a to do list and I personally love putting clothes away- I just love the folding and organisation haha x

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    1. I'm the same Gemma!
      Putting clothes away is a great form of self care, I think it's quite satisfying to have a neat wardrobe and tidy drawers! x

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  33. There is just something therapeutic with havng a clear out and tidy, isn't there (fridge included)? Like you, I cannot go all winter without shaving my legs either. Meditation is something I have gotten into recently too. There is a great Youtube channel called meditation I think. The woman's voice is just so soothing!
    Thanks for sharing :)
    Aimsy xoxo
    Aimsy’s Antics

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    1. It's such a great feeling when you've had a good clear out! Oh I'll have to have a look for that meditation channel on YouTube! x

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  34. I can go most of winter without shaving my legs, but at a certain point I'm like I NEED to shave. I just bought an Estrid razor so I'm excited to try it out!
    I also LOVE cleaning out my fridge & I make a weekly blogging to do list as well!

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    1. The Estrid razor is so good, you won't be disappointed! x

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  35. I love this! Organising my finances has definitely become part of my self care because I find I'm much less stressed when I know what's going on. Can also relate with shaving legs x

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    1. Yeah it can be very relaxing knowing where your money is going and what income you have coming in, I'm glad you could relate with shaving legs all year round! x

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  36. I actually agree with you about shaving. I don't do it for anyone but myself, but I really like it. I also have a planner with a monthly and weekly calender & to-do list. My self care for the week, like you, is to plan my blogging to do list as well as anything else I need to do!

    Em x

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    1. I love planning my content and blogging to do list for the week, I find it so relaxing and I love getting organised for the week ahead! x

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  37. That's such a good list! I love cleaning my appliances as well, you're not being weird at all!! I also find that writing to do list is a form of self care, it helps me clear my mind x

    Em - earthlyem.co.uk

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    1. Appliance cleaning is so therapeutic isn't it?!
      To do lists do help me stay organised and help me clear my mind like it does for you x

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