Self-care doesn’t always mean a glass of wine and a bath bomb. As one London therapist and illustrator is pointing out, even the most boring and mundane activities help you take care of yourself.
Mental Health Occupational Therapist Hannah Daisy uses her popular Instagram series, #BoringSelfCare, to encourage people to treat themselves better through tiny, simple ways – like trimming their toenails or washing their bras.
Daisy says these small acts of life maintenance help up feel less stressed, calmer, and more focused, which can be crucial for keeping up a positive outlook on life.
So, go on. Wipe down your counter tops, put on some lotion, and finally get around to folding that last load of laundry. You’ll thank yourself later.