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Sometimes we care too much about others we forget to look after ourselves don’t we. I know that I am terrible at self-care. Unbelievably I have only today been discharged from a 2 night stay in hospital for my asthma.

I had a chest infection which dropped my sats dangerously low and I was struggling to breathe when I was admitted on New Year’s eve. It got me thinking during all the time I was awake being checked and on nebulisers and oxygen! I really should take better care of myself.

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8 Ways I will do more self-care in 2020

I am committing to 8 ways I will look after myself more in 2020.

Dentist

Make that check-up appointment for the dentist I keep meaning to. I am not sure I need anything done but a check-up is always sensible isn’t it. Maybe one day I can look at having work done on the wonky tooth I hate. Cosmetic Dentistry here I come, it starts with a check-up though! My self-care should be more of a priority.  It’s always better to be safe rather than sorry and dropping by this dentist In flint for regular cleanings and checks will do wonders for my teeth as well.

Self-care

Spend more time on my own. I don’t have much time on my own but would love to have a dedicated little bit of time to myself every day to read. This year I think I will try and make that part of my routine. I love this post by a fellow blogger about being kind to yourself. Some great tips to try and I know I need to follow them!

Wearing my specs is definitely self-care

Remember to wear my glasses! I am terrible at not wearing my glasses for watching tv or on my phone. I see them as my computer work glasses but really I should have them for those too and stop being stubborn.

Visit the hairdressers

Stop putting off the hairdressers. I hate the small talk of hairdressers but I really should go and stop just getting by colouring my hair myself! I am always wishing I had nicer hair so might even look into a fast hairstyle change with U part wigs.

Glam up

Wear jewellery every day. I started this a little before Christmas and I got a beautiful Pandora bracelet for Christmas so I am determined to feel better about myself and take the extra minute it takes in the morning to put jewellery on.

Wear make up

Wear makeup more often. I don’t have the time or inclination to wear it daily but I will try and wear it at least once a week. It is good for me and helps me feel better about myself.

Have my flu jab

Go for my flu vaccination! I was tested for flu in hospital yesterday and whilst it turned out it wasn’t that I was so mad at myself for not having the free flu jab I am entitled to due to my asthma!

Treat myself

Treat myself more often, but not to food! I need to buy myself little treats more often or treat myself to a pamper etc instead of always putting others first. Stuart and Ben are quite capable of looking after themselves more than they do and I should let them!

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