Self Care

In April 2018, the Philocalist beauty category was renamed to ‘self care’ to reflect the content going forward.

Small self care tasks I’m trying | Summer 2018

First we build habits, then they build us. Since launching Self Care Manifesto and the self care reminder newsletter, I’ve learnt so much about the positive impact self care can have on your life. Small tasks really do add up overtime, so I wanted to share with you a few things I’m doing currently to look after myself.

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Introducing the Self Care Manifesto

Today’s the day! The Self Care Manifesto is here.

I’ve been working on this ebook for about a month. It was created out of love and frustration. Love, because I want people to take care of themselves. Frustration, because currently the self care movement focuses heavily on whimsy instead of the very basics.

This book isn’t about escaping to Bali to find yourself, it’s about the small tasks you can complete at home to cover your basic needs – mindset, food, health, finance and hygiene.

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How I cope with sleepless nights

Image shows a sleepy woman (Jess Wilby) wrapped in her duvet in front of a city backdrop, with a cup of tea.

Is there anything worse than sleepless nights?

For a long time I assumed that everyone struggled to sleep. When I was in university I used to toss and turn for 4 hours a night before drifting off (and shortly waking up again later). I thought this was totally normal.

Restless nights, paranoia, wandering thoughts, nightmares, mental exhaustion; this is not normal.

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What the HECK is street wisdom?

Image Shows: Shot of Jess Wilby from Philocalist walking down a Manchester backstreet wearing a camo jacket that displays the message 'Make every day a good day'.

Before we get started, to really get an idea of what Street Wisdom is you really have to attend a session. So if you’re here looking for a sign as to whether or not you should sign up – the answer is always yes! Yes, you really should sign up right away.

Street Wisdom is a non-profit program that aims to help you answer the big questions by tuning you into the environment around you. No headphones, no notifications, just wandering.

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How to leave your house when you really don’t want to

Listen, some days you don’t want to leave your bed. I get it.

In fact, sometimes it’s not just a day. Sometimes the feeling hits you for longer and here we are days later; in the same old bedding, same old sleepwear, knotted hair and all.

I get like this from time to time. No matter how much you want to leave the house you just feel like something is getting in the way. Part of us knows just a little fresh air would make us feel better, but can you really muster up the courage to leave the comfort of your flat?

Yes, you can.

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