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Need some me-time? Try #selfcaresunday

20 November 2020

We all know that self-care is good for us, but so often it gets pushed to the bottom of the to-do list. Make some time in your week for you and try out #selfcaresunday!

 

Self-care doesn’t have to be yoga or meditation: it can be anything that is invigorating, calming, or generally has a positive impact on your wellbeing. We’ve put together a few ideas for those who want to work some me-time into their week but don’t know where to start.

 

Take a bath

 

What better way to end the week than with a nice long bath? Put your phone aside, grab a fresh towel, claim the bathroom and get ready to let your worries melt away as you soak in the hot water. 

 

Add anything you think will make the experience more relaxing and enjoyable: soft music, a book, candles, a cup of tea or some chocolate. You could even make some bath bombs ahead of time with the Create Your Own Bath Bombs Kitand add one to your soaking experience for a bit of extra luxury. 

 

 

Get colouring

 

Colouring is an activity that many of us associate with happiness, as it represents a time in our lives that was without pressure. Grab some pencils and a colouring book and relive that joyful childhood experience! 

 

Art Therapy Mindful Colouring: Relaxis a great place to start, as it is specifically designed to encourage relaxation. But no matter what artwork you’re bringing to life, remember to enjoy the process. The goal is to relax and nurture your creativity, not to finish every single page.

 

 

Find your zen

 

We all know how important it is to move our bodies regularly to de-stress and maintain our health, but mental relaxation is just as important. Even though it’s a bit of a self-care cliché, meditation is a great way to unclutter your mind and relieve anxiety. 

 

There are a lot of myths about meditation: there is only one right way to do it, it takes hours, you’ve failed if your mind wanders. But these things aren’t true! Meditation is a skill and just like painting or cooking, you get better at it the more you do it. Check out the Mindfulness & Meditation Box Setfor tips on how to get started and access to exclusive guided meditation videos. 

 

 

These are just a few ways to practice self-care – but there are so many more possibilities. Everyone is different, so explore your options and find something that works for you.

 

And remember: it’s impossible to function at your best if you aren’t looking after yourself!