We all hear about how important it is to spend some time looking after yourself and doing things that are just for you.
That could be anything from a trip to the gym, a nice walk, going fishing (definitely not my thing), reading a nice book or having a nice pamper session with face masks, nail painting and binge watching your fave series online.
I decided this weekend was all about Gaby and I wanted to share some of the things I do to look after myself.
Now I don’t mean turn off your phone completely, just put it down on the side and don’t get too engrossed in what everyone else is doing – you don’t want to be getting FOMO and missing the point of taking some time out for yourself.
Put on a face mask
I mean, who doesn’t love a good face mask?! I’ve been loving the L’Oréal Pure Clay ones and have been using the Blemish Rescue and Bright masks to look after my skin.
Do your nails
I was sat there with bare feet, looking at my grubby looking nail varnish and decided it needed to go. So I took it off, got my bargain UV light out that I’ve had for ages and picked a postbox red to put on my fingers and toes. Yes one of my nails has chipped already, but I feel a lot better for doing it.
Watch hours of your favourite show
This weekend was spent watching Good Girls (deffo worth a watch) and old episodes of Love Island. It was the perfect thing to do whilst painting my face with clay masks and sorting out my nails.
Read a good book or blog
I try not to delve into social media during “Gaby time” too much as it defeats the object of switching off. But I do love heading over to my favourite blogs for a read and bit of inspo, or picking up a book to read. I’ve not been very great with writing in my Dawn French diary since the wedding, so took some time to catch up, read the chapters in between the months I’d missed and write in little snip-bits or significant events.
Eat whatever the hell you want
Normally I’d order myself a curry (chicken naga, garlic naan and a plain rice thanks) but I haven’t had one in a while. This weekend was spent rummaging through the cupboards and fridge for leftovers, Pringles and popcorn. No regrets.
Pick up on your fave hobby
Mine is sewing and although I didn’t do any sewing this weekend, I did do some dress fittings for a bride and her bridesmaids, which is pretty similar. I love getting my machine out at the weekends and stitching away at whatever project I’ve got going on.
And that’s it for now! Let me know what you do for some “me time” in the comments below!